May 15, 2021
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 47 which keeps us on point as we move toward Pentecost:
All you peoples, clap your hands;Psalm 47: 2-3
shout to God with cries of gladness.
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
is the great king over all the earth.
We can be confident. Christ’s work is accomplished. We await the Spirit which will accompany us now in living the Gospel fully.
For king of all the earth is God;Psalm 47: 8-9
sing hymns of praise.
God reigns over the nations,
God sits upon his holy throne.
Our Gospel today confirms us in our call, like the newly-gathered Twelve, to radical discipleship:
On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.
And if we answer the call to discipleship, where will it lead us? What decisions and partings will it demand? To answer this question we shall have to go to him, for only he knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ, who bids us follow him, knows the journey’s end. But we do know that it will be a road of boundless mercy. Discipleship means joy.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Music: A New Commandment