Day of Pentecost

Year A Readings:

  • Acts 2:1-21
  • Psalm 104:25-35, 37
  • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
  • John 20:19-23

You Don’t Need To Be a Superhero

No, we are not characters in comic books,
in movies, or in video games
in which the superheroes crack the crooks,

where each character has a claim
to fame—a special superpower that complements
every other character in the gang’s

fantastical array of tools to fight crimes.
No, we are not like that.
All our spiritual gifts come

from the same Holy Spirit—
who gives us knowledge, faith, healing, and wisdom;
who enables miracles; who inspires the prophet;

who grants spiritual discernment to some
and to others proficiency in speech.
No, you don’t need to be a superhero to earn

your place. You don’t need to preach or teach
or do anything. Unwavering faith will suffice
to be a member of the body of Christ.

May 31, 2020

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