Thursday, May 20, 2010

Romans 8:14-17

Pentecost - Year C

Romans 8:14-17

The Message translates verse 14: "God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!"

This beckoning is compared with adoption or coming into an unexpected inheritance. There is a new set of relationships that are opened. A new relationship with G*D and Neighbor is a Pentecost Experience. In particular a new relationship with a Neighbor is a Pentecost Experience. One might say that there is no Pentecostal Experience without there being a new or renewed relationship with a Neighbor (from had-been-stranger to long-term-partner).

This is the unimaginable inheritance that comes with Pentecost - at least one new relationship.

And so - "G*D's Spirit beckons. There are Neighbors to meet."

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