We see Jesus getting away, seeking the gift of silence. He even took Elijah’s advice, getting into a boat and going to the other side of the lake, where he met a man living in a cave.
One of the things that is most intriguing, most exciting, and most important about the Trinity is the idea of participation. We are invited to participate.
It is a different kind of building project, not about bricks and mortar, but about people and the Spirit!
Paul was striving for the oneness of the church, which includes all nations, both Jew and Gentile alike.
We see the world in a new way because we see it through Christ.
Jesus was more like the shepherd in Ezekiel, strengthening the weak, healing the sick, binding the injured, and seeking the lost. Jesus had a different kind of voice.
When we talk about the disciples and fishing, we have to remember it was not a hobby for them. It was not what they did on a leisurely Saturday afternoon. It was how they fed their families. It was a livelihood. It was a way of life.
The Spirit finds us in the mud and messiness of life, breathing life into this world, which always creates change.
With all this looking back at Easter morning, there is a quiet danger of thinking that Easter is something that happened in the past.
The world can make our “alleluias” seem rather trivial. I one minute, we celebrate, but then we round the corner, and in the next minute, we find another cry for help!