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Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014

pentecostActs 1:8

The Ends of the Earth

You will receive the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon you, and you will be my witnesses, even to the ends of the earth, alleluia.

The Apostle John has told us all that we need to know about Jesus.

The Apostle John has written to us, God’s little children, to remind us that we are well loved.

The Apostle John experienced the power of the Spirit and he passes all of this on to us.

How do choose to receive this Word? How do we choose to witness God’s love? How do we choose to pass along the story of God’s overwhelming love for us?

Let us spend a bit of time today with the first Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, and let us consider how we enact God’s Spirit not in overt, grandiose ways, but in the smallest, the most mundane and the most ordinary acts of our lives.

And let us pray: Holy and generous God, we come to you as both weed and wheat. Help us to be patient with ourselves and one another. We find ourselves before you struggling with  the real and ideal in our lives. Show us how to reconcile our nights and days of grief and joy. We ask for wisdom as we work to understand your Word and how we are to testify in our own right the amazing story of your love. Teach us how we are to know you among all the false gods in our lives. We make liars of ourselves too often and too easily. Give us the energy, patience and strength to walk in faith with you as we experience victory over all that draws us away from you. And grant us the power of your Spirit so that we might witness authentically, even to the ends of the earth. We ask this in Jesus’ name and in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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