The Lectionary text this week takes us to Acts 11:1-18. Here we are invited to listen in on how Jewish Christians in the early church dealt with the very vexing question of Non-Jewish believers. We are invited to consider how much wider the mission of God was than they could imagine or even contain. See here the interplay between Peter, the other believers and the Spirit of God. See how God met the man Cornelius and how it opened up a whole new world for Peter and the early church. In this Season of Light, how might God be extending friendship to those around you? Below is my prayerful collect:
LORD Holy Spirit
As a flame needs air to breathe
So you are enlarging the house of God
How could we deny you and the gift of your friendship?
Yes, let our love be rekindled
In the very heart of God