Friday, December 23, 2005

The Birth of Trust (Part 6 of 10)

Overcoming the legacy of suspicion necessitates a new beginning. Creating a conversation based on mutual trust and respect requires a faithful and true unity of word and deed. Word must become flesh. Truth must be embodied. A new kind of man must speak and create a new kind of community. That is what God did in Christ. Jesus initiates a new kind of talk. His talk is trustworthy.

A community based on trust ends in unity and understanding. That is what happened in the upper room on the day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit was poured out on those trusting in the Lord and waiting on him. Everyone heard the gospel in his own native tongue. (Acts 2) A new kind of talk was being spoken and a new kind of community was being extended. A community that ends in unity and understanding was created.

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