Are Your Ears Burning?
This is Pentecost, the day we celebrate the birth of the church under the influence of the Holy Spirit as told in the Book of Acts. It’s an exciting celebration of an exciting event with the action of the Holy Spirit descending on the 120 followers of Jesus suddenly speaking various languages. Peter who had initially rejected Jesus, then denied Jesus three times around the time of the crucifixion, began to speak, and people stopped, listened, and heard in a language each could understand. It was a series of miracles. But it prompts the question as to whether we are good listeners. We use social media to tell people what we want to tell them, not to listen. Are we, as a people of God, invited to be better listeners? God has had a habit of picking unlikely people as spokespersons, and are we likely to listen to listen to those people? (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want. The entire service is videoed.)
- Acts :2:1-21