April 15, 2012

This coming Sunday, the second Sunday of the Easter Season, we will explore the resurrection of community. Psalm 133 speaks of how pleasant it is when people live in harmony, like “the dew of Hermon on Mt. Zion.” The New Testament lesson comes from Acts 4:32-35. It describes the community of the early church. It was a community of union where people took care of each other, bearing one another’s burdens. The unity we experience with God finds expression in the loving unity that holds a community together. So interesting it is, that the root word for community and communication is the same as for “communion” -- "common." Communion is “common-union.”