In the early Nineteenth Century, the Church collection was taken up in a bag at the end of a pole with a bell attached to arouse sleepy contributors. Jesus comes to us on this day of Pentecost ringing a bell to arouse His sleepy followers. The bell is sounding His message of peace and His command for us to pursue it: “Peace be with you … Peace be with you … As the Father has sent Me, so I send you” (Jn. 20:19, 20-21).
Some of us are spending our entire lives in the waiting room. We always seem to be using the present moment as a waiting period, putting our life on “hold,” so to speak. It is…
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