Playing Catch Up with the Spirit

God’s Spirit falls on all the people the disciples would have despised. This movement of God is much bigger, and wider, and more beautifully diverse than Jesus’ followers could have imagined. God’s love knows no human boundaries. The early church was always playing catch up. That is the story of Acts, and that frankly is the story of the church today. God’s Spirit continues to invite us out beyond where we are comfortable, to join in the beautiful work of God’s expansive love. We are to receive the Spirit, and the people the Spirit sends us, as a gift.

Light in Darkness

Friends, there isn’t just a light at the end of the tunnel. There has been light in the tunnel the whole time. You, for me, for so many, have been little lights shining. And the darkness did not overcome us. Keep letting your lights shine, even as we can hopefully see that big light at the end of the tunnel.

St Francis, Ecologist

Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: St Francis, Ecologist Saint Francis of Assisi might well have been in the mind of Flannery O’Conner when she wrote, ““You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you odd.” Saint Francis was a bit of an odd duck. Francis didn’t start out that way.Continue reading “St Francis, Ecologist”