Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 23-MAY-2021 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Day of Pentecost – When the Holy Spirit came to the disciples of Jesus following his resurrection and ascension, they discovered that the Spirit had given them the ability to converse with foreigners in their own native languages, even though the disciples' first language would probably have been Galilean Aramaic. The Spirit had empowered the disciples to listen, to learn and to speak across linguistic and cultural gaps. If we don't learn the art of speaking and listening with respect and humility, across the borders that separate us, then surely we run the risk of destroying this wonderful planet with its diversity of life, and that includes our own lives. Words can become so toxic. There are countries with cultural and political gridlocks so fiercely maintained, that there is little or no capacity or desire to bridge the deep divide. May people who have been in disagreement with each other begin to actually hear each other for the first time, and be transformed by hearing what the others are saying.
Acts 2: 1-21

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