Thy Kingdom Come, May 23, 2020

Reading: Luke 24:36-53

Reflection: “You are my witnesses.” Now in my mid-thirties, I spend a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a witness to the resurrection. We, in the 21st Century, are at an historical disadvantage. We are living in “post-” times: post-modern, post-enlightenment, post-Christian, and sadly, post-fact. When we look back to our ancestors in the faith, we see that their Christian faith was not entirely a shopping list of beliefs. To be sure, there was a list of beliefs that made you orthodox, i.e. in the mainstream, but more than the thoughts in your head, the thing that proved you were a Christian was your transformed life. How shall be we witnesses in this “post-” world? How shall we be witnesses in the Covid-19 world? How about in a post-Covid-19 world?

Prayer: O Lord, when your Son ascended into heaven he sent down upon the Apostles the Holy Spirit, as he had promised, that they might comprehend the mysteries of the kingdom: Distribute among us also, we pray, the gifts of the selfsame Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

One thought on “Thy Kingdom Come, May 23, 2020

  1. Good thoughts!

    On Sat, May 23, 2020 at 8:04 AM St. Augustine’s Chapel wrote:

    > St Augustine’s at UK Chaplain posted: “Reading: Luke 24:36-53 Reflection: > “You are my witnesses.” Now in my mid-thirties, I spend a lot of time > thinking about what it means to be a witness to the resurrection. We, in > the 21st Century, are at an historical disadvantage. We are living in > “post-” >

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