It’s Pentecost, see, with its reds and its fire.
It’s hearing the story of yearning desire
To reach to the ends of the earth with the news.
And joy set them free to dispense with the Rules.
They left all they knew for THE STORY so glorious
But some of their number became quite notorious.
Saul became Paul, the great Gentile ally.
His letters gave Christians this peace to abide by:
Not Gentile, not Jew, not servant, not free.
God’s grace is abiding in you and in me.
Now all these years later it’s hard to recall
That unity was the Spirit’s great gift to us all.
So, come, Holy Spirit, let’s try this again.
Renew us. Imbue us, in His NAME. AMEN.
For when Spirit dwells there’s this one huge advantage:
When it comes to God’s grace, we all speak the same language.
How do you “speak the same language” with friends of other faith traditions?
Kathy McGovern ©2019