April 11, 2021, Lectionary

The apostles had great power in testimony to the resurrection of Jesus, and great grace. Come, Holy Spirit, come. Acts 4:32-35

Where there is sibling unity is where God directs the blessing, even long life. Sounds like where there is honor to parents is where God commands long life (Exodus 20:12). Psalm 133

John in his epistle claims to have seen, heard, and touched with his hands the Word, Jesus. This is similar to Peter in his epistle claiming to have been eyewitness, seeing and hearing Jesus (2 Peter 1:16-18) 1 John 1:1-2:2

Jesus appeared among them, and after greeting them, he breathed on them and said "Receive the Holy Spirit." May Jesus breathe on you and me today. John 20:19-31

Thoughts about Listening

Hoagy Carmichael's "Heart and Soul" as a piano duet is fun for beginner pianists. Doing this together can enhance a child's listening skills. Acts 4:32-35

Family is important. Can we give the gift of listening to those closest to us? Psalm 133

Being witness to someone else's growth is such a privilege and honor. 1 John 1:1-2:2

Pondering how I greet people. Engaged with life between us or preoccupied somewhere else? Upbeat with expectation or down with disappointment? It matters. John 20:19-31