Prayers of peace and unity for the Korean Peninsula are shared in this week's reflection. Uniting Church members are encouraged to join Christians across the world in sharing prayers for Korea on Sunday 13 August, and in the lead-up to this date.
Reflection of the week
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I rely on the subtext to understand, as well as to see, a foreign language film. How might I translate the message of God's mighty deeds today, in the language of this generation?
On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. It was the Spirit which enabled them to speak in other languages. The pilgrims from many lands were amazed:
“All of us heard them speaking in our own language, of the great things that God has done.” – Acts 2:11b
There is no need for great linguistic skill to convey the message of God's mighty acts. Love, the universal language, vaults the barriers of misunderstanding and mistrust.
Holy Spirit of God, let me listen, not just with my ears, but with my heart. Fill my mouth with loving words that need no interpretation. Amen.
More from Faith
In this week's reflection, Linda Sutton sees Matthew 15:10-28 as a challenge to look past differences and love one another.
Held from 27-29 August, The Hope We Have is a conference on evangelism, conversion and the mission of God, and will feature input from Rev Dr Karina Kreminski. In this article, Karina explores the idea of pre-evangelism and its importance in modern Christian life.