Today is the feast day of the Holy Prophet Joel, who foretold of the descent of the Holy Spirit of God, fulfilled on the day of Pentecost.
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28)
With your Sovereign Spirit steady my mind, that, guided and guarded each day, I may be able to practice your commandments, always remembering your glorious presence that looks upon the deeds of all people.
The assumption that our beliefs are only best guesses at what Jesus meant when he shared his Gospel neglects a critical part of the equation. My sermon at St. Nicholas Fort Wayne (#stnicholasfw) on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.