Thursday, 29 April 2010

Real work!

This Sunday's readings are :

Acts 11:1-18
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35

I cannot stop thinking about Jesus' words 'love one another' and how despite that Peter had serious doubts about accepting Gentiles - until he had this vision at Joppa.
What would happen in our churches if we took seriously the words 'What God has made clean, you must not call profane' ?
Surely we would offer really radical hospitality - to those of different backgrounds, beliefs, abilities... - the church really would be for everyone. And how would this affect the world around us? "everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" - how great it would be to be known as the people who follow Christ because we truly love others.

As it's the Sunday before the election, I think I want to say something that encourages everyone to vote, but also to accept one another's different political views... in love.

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