The days between the Ascension of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost invite the disciples -and us- to think about our changing relationship with God. How do we breathe out our losses and make room for the life-giving Spirit that will blow us in new directions?
The Transfiguration is a “mountain top” moment for Jesus, his disciples and for us. We are invited to take the light of of God’s love and, with Jesus, “turn our faces” toward Jerusalem – and the work of justice waiting to be done.
The psalmist writes, “Happy is the Nation whose God is the Lord!” As the presidential election approaches, Scripture encourages us to cast our votes out of confidence in God’s steadfast love and abundance. Jesus reminds us to “not be afraid; it is God’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom.” How do we live as dual citizens of both the US and the Kingdom of God?
On Human Relations Sunday, we wrestle with what God is calling us to do individually and corporately. Like Samuel and Nathaniel, we must first commit our individual hearts to the work of the Kingdom before we can join the others following Jess on the Way.