Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26
1 Jn 4:11-16
I have somehow got on several unsolicited groups that champion justice issues and stores. So when I open my email I am overwhelmed by the market seeking my retail weaknesses and organizations working on issues that do not speak to gospel values. As a result I can count on erasing several emails for about five minutes before I get to “real” email.
The challenging part about my email ritual is that I often spend less time reading about the justice issues than I do glancing over the latest travel deal. I find myself surrounded by issues that speak to justice and the lack of it in the city where I live, the country I call home, and the world that contains all of the above.
The readings for May 24th continue to invite me to wake up to the power and call to love all. Jesus talks in the gospel about consecrating his disciples in truth. My question if I can get beyond the guilt of my email collection is, “What truth do I focus on? How do I know where to put my energy?” Is there a holy balance to “If you want peace work for justice?”
I recognize that I am in deep need for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost cannot come too soon. As I head into summer may I learn how to allow the Holy Spirit fill and guide me to live the truth be it in my daily emails or in the issues that make themselves known in my daily life. Jesus also said, “The truth will set you free.” May I open myself to the freedom of the Spirit.