It’s the day after Pentecost. The Spirit has arrived and is living and weaving among us. And now it’s time to take the first step of Being the Church. Pentecost is often described as the birth of the Church, the moment when the Spirit came and settled on people from all over the world. It’s called the Birth of the Church because this is the moment when the disciples took that first step into the unknown.
The Spirit, the water, always finds a way. No rock or log will stop it completely. It may change its course or alter its speed, but still the water and Spirit flow. May this be true for your spirit this week as well.
In preparation for today’s meditation I read, “The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember.” And it was inspiring and nostalgic and I loved it. But I couldn’t really find a quote that felt “just right.” I was left with an overall feeling of wanting to name the real feelings, which Mr. Rogers talks about emphatically.
Here is a simple meditation for today. Consider these questions in the simplest ways that you can. Do not critique your answers; just allow them to come to your consciousness. Tend to your soul’s most inner needs as a way of preparing to live your faith in new ways.
This past week I was able to participate in a virtual Bethany Fellows retreat experience. We usually meet twice a year for a Monday-Friday retreat. And although we had to cancel the in-person retreat, our leadership knew it would still be important and worth it to try and carve out at least some intentional time and space this week to be together in spirit. And they were right.