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May 18 2018

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Pew Leaflet Sunday 20 May 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

This Sunday is the day of Pentecost – the day when we remember the experience of the disciples in the Upper Room when they received what Jesus called “power from on high”. The account of the Pentecost outpouring of the Spirit is exciting, mysterious and challenging. On the one hand there are the awe-inspiring details of the story – a new power and passion for God and God’s Reign inspired in the (previously) frightened followers of Christ, and a new community coming into being as two thousand people respond to Peter’s impassioned sermon. But, on the other

hand, there are the strange events that accompany this event, that are so far from the experience of most of us today – the flames of fire on the believers’ heads, the rushing wind, the new languages. Whatever the disciples really experienced, we

must be careful about expecting our experience to be literally the same as theirs. Rather, we must be open for God to meet us where we are, and to come to us in whatever way will best lead us deeper into God’s power and presence.

(Sacredise Daily Worship)

Pentecost B – 20 May.pdf

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