April 24th, 2016
Readings for this Sunday:
Acts 11:1-18 • Psalm 148 • Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35
An absolute break in the way things were done. That's what Peter must justify to his brothers and sisters in the early church as they struggle to understand why in the world they would include Gentiles, and why they would give up on sacred practices that went to the very heart of their identity. John saw in Revelation, "A new heaven and a new earth." So did Peter's friends! In John's vision, "the one who was seated on the throne said, 'See, I am making all things new.'" Sounds about right. And "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end."