[This reflection was offered on Pentecost Sunday in Wesley United, St Andrews. That day we also dedicated and blessed our new renovations, as well as celebrating communion. That afternoon, we had a huge Open House, attended by many well beyond our congregation, who wanted to take a look around and hear/see the story of our renovations. We had the chairs moved to the side so that the floor labyrinth was displayed.April 16 was our soft reopening- today was the Grand Reopening.]
Pentecost did not just happen out of the blue, you know. Here’s some backstory.
Easter happened first- and you know what happened before Easter- Holy Saturday- the day of watching and waiting, with not the foggiest idea what was next. And then, Easter- the day, not just the day, 40 days-40 days of Mystery breaking into the Jesus- followers’ world . One way or another, they experienced…
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