Year A - Baptism of “the Lord” - Beloved
January 12, 2014
G*D shows no partiality!
A revolutionary insight that affirms our own belovedness and that of others.
A resurrectional insight that affirms our participation in a message of belovedness.
A prophetic insight that affirms creation’s energy and adjustment of any temporary status quo.
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The Wesley Study Bible carries this “life application”:
When he felt the call to become a missionary, the young man felt that he had been privileged to study and thought it was his responsibility to take God to other people. The story of Peter and Cornelius teaches us just the opposite. Cornelius is a Gentile and yet God gives him the vision to seek Peter. This is an example of the Wesleyan doctrine of prevenient grace—of God loving us even before we know him (sic). Now the young man who became a missionary is much more humble in his mission theology and sees God at work around the world—well in advance of the missionary visit.