The Spirit compels us forward, it leads us into tomorrow, it helps us to adapt to the changes that we are facing in our world and in our congregation.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, stagnant about the Spirit.
And so with change we know that there will be resistance. And we can choose how we will respond. We can respond defensively or disrespectfully. Our aim can be to lash out since you are hurt, because resistance is rarely pleasant.
We can as Paul wrote “tear one another to pieces” or we can utilize the gifts that the Spirit gives to each of us. We can find ways to embody the Spirit that will bring about unity.
Prayer: Come Holy Spirit come, move in and among my community of faith, stir us and awaken us to Your call in our community today. Amen.