God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” vs. 91 Corinthians 1:7-9
The faithfulness of God has been so woven into the fabric of the universe that we often don’t even see or recognize it. It’s just there: the sun rises, the earth continues on its journey through space, the rains and snows come, and life flourishes in spite of our careless stewardship. Most of the time we don’t even acknowledge that all this is God, an endless faithfulness that has persisted and evolved through billions of years. Some humans though have been and still are connected to that God presence in remarkable and enduring ways. They sense the Spirit of God, and through that Spirit have been called to form communities of faith, in which they regularly worship God, and provide love and support to one another. Jesus came as a part of one of those communities, and by the Spirit of God his message of grace and love has spread through the entire world. Paul was there at the beginning of the Jesus movement and testified to the work of the Spirit in calling people to be a part of that new fellowship. He says that this too is a sign of God’s faithfulness and because it is, we can be confident that grace and peace will persist as long as time endures. It’s this Divine Presence that is the hope of humanity, and not AI!
Thought for the Day: Why do I believe that life is communal?