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Personal and lectionary

I have been trying to move this place around, and things have got messy. At present I’m restoring the backup site.

This has allowed me to read a little. I took the week off as my father and mother visited: and they are old. The new site is back up again minus a couple of day’s posts. I am paranoid enough to keep backups.

Anyway, here is today’s lectionary. It gives us our marching orders.

Acts 1:1-8

1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Our role is to be the witness of Christ til the ends of the earth. Which is pretty much were I am sitting: the antipode of Israel is somewhere in the Pacific. But our mission is this: that the world hears of Christ.

Though we may have to seed the apostate and pagan nations generation by generation.

And in that, we should be like those Christ led. And not the NPC of this time, marching lockstep to their automated doom.

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