God continues to offer love for the whole world that would renew all of creation. God continues to wait for us all to realize this.
music. art. spirit. life. The arts and prayer are part of everyday life, whether visual, musical or theological. Though they are not as much the source from which life comes as the means that relates all of life to the Eternal Source. This is a process of ever deepening relationship. All of life is an opportunity to co-create with God, the one Source of all that is and all that will be. For me, living as a follower of Jesus in the Anglican tradition is grounding for all of life.
Jesus is not one to refuse an opening; neither, does the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against those things. (from Galatians)
Remember: Persist. Be open. Be accepting.
Life in the Spirit asks us to uncage ourselves, to be free from the things that bogged us down before we found our resurrected lives; this in order to more fully be as God has created us to be – to be the people of God that live in unity with the Holy Spirit. When we set our lives on this course, our lives more fully take on the shape of God. What God intervenes to separate in Genesis, God reverses at Pentecost. What could not be understood before is revealed with new understanding. Now God’s manifestation in the world is complete in Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit.
This week is the week that grows ever-darker as we approach Good Friday. And, we find that today is just a little darker than yesterday. Jesus is being treated like the chaff of the world by his accusers. What they will soon learn, and what reminded of on this Tuesday in Holy Week is this. That which dies is brought back to life to bear more fruit.
Will you continue to follow in Jesus footsteps to the cross? You and I, after all, we are the fruit of the one who will die. What might die in us in order to bear more fruit for God?
What difference does it make whether you say “yes” or “no” or “maybe” to God? What significance am I, you may be asking? Who am I that God would come to me and ask me to live as God’s child?