Sunday, June 04, 2006

Thoughts For, About, and Because of Pentecost Sunday


Fear was brought together this day.
Fractured, scared, bewhildered people
collected themselves because they'd just been told to and
not
because they possessed any kind of understanding.

The Twelve and their friends,
all disciples of the Risen Christ, went to the Holy City to
wait,
wait,
wait,
wait,
and wait somemore.
And they did this all because some angel spoke to them
as they watched their Saviour float away into the clouds.

Scared and hiding,
yet somehow obedient and hopeful,
they gathered together in an attempt to form the
ONE
out of many that their Rabbi asked them to create
and told them would be born
when the Comfort arrived.


(Anticipation in a small room gets quite frantic for most people,
dredging up an impatience that's truly maddening...)


But when they least expected it,
and in the most unlikely way possible,
the Wind came,
bringing them the Flame,
and initiating the arrival of the Means by which
the Church would become
ONE,
in order to spread out amongst
the many around the world and throughout history.

On this day, we celebrate the birthing
God-ordained,
God-breathed,
God-blessed Church --
followers of the Christ,
carriers of the Spirit, and
propogators of the Gospel.


APN
Copyright 06/04/2006

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