https://youtu.be/jG07X1c0xv4 Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: Why would you go to church? Happy Pentecost. Some call today the birthday of the church. If we were clear yet about food rules we might have a big “happy birthday Church” cake. We've had them in the past. Cakes are controversial. I don’t want to … Continue reading Why would you go to church?
That is the message of Pentecost friends. God’s Spirit descends that ALL God’s people might hear the good news, that ALL God’s people, the Parthians, the Medes, the Elamites and the residents of Cappadocia, that the Koreans, the Mexicans, the Mexico-Americanos, the descendants of enslaved and free Africans and even the Anglo-Americans might know they are redeemed, they are forgiven, they are loved. People of every tribe and language and people and nation. God’s children of every orientation, and gender expression, and ability, and age, and skin color, and ethnicity, and race. All God’s children, all of them are to know God’s saving, redeeming love.
“Spirituality” isn’t a nebulous concept. Spirituality is specific. It refers to God’s Spirit, living with us. That very wind which blew over the waters of creation, that wisdom which brings depth to God's followers, that Spirit of truth and justice which was upon Jesus as he proclaimed good news to the poor.