What Are You Bringing to the Table – May 5, 2019

Rev.Carrie Veal: 1 Corinthians 12:4-31a
May we raise children who love the unloved things
– the dandelions, the worms and spiderlings. 
Children who sense the rose needs the thorn 
and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun . . . 
And when they’re grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice 
May they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things 
and be the ones. 
Nicolette Sowder

No single person or category of people can claim exclusive insight into the Spirit’s presence or the complete nature of the Spirit’s activity. The fullness of the Spirit’s work is corporate, with the one Spirit manifested differently through different gifts. Thus, when the body of Christ operates, when a community of faith pursues and discovers things such as wisdom, knowledge, faith, and healing, no one less than God is at work. God’s Spirit is not bound to our own strategies, systems, or expectations, for the Spirit freely chooses to be present among Christians, their worship, and their witness. ~ Matt Skinner


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