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Monday June 1st, Acts 2: Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? Not only were these Galileans speaking to multiple nationalities in their own language, but they were Galileans for heaven’s sake! Why would anyone want to listen to Galileans while in Jerusalem? The Spirit breaks our misconceptions about one another by bringing us in contact with one another. It is a round robin, the Spirit leads us to Christ, Christ leads us to the world, where through the Spirit, and we not only lead, but are lead back to Christ, only with our eyes a bit more open this time. It is not just to our own that we are called to minister; it is to the children of God throughout the world, where in the process, we find ourselves ministered to, and wall broken asunder. This is the message of Christ, this is the call of Christ, to go into all the world to preach and teach the good news, starting at home and moving outward to the ends of the earth. We are also called to go into all the world and “do” the Gospel, to bring hope, justice, and peace, where we find we receive hope, justice and peace. We are called to do this, not because we will gain from it, but because all the children of God will live in hope because of it.


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