May 9, 2021

The ‘Business’ of the Church

Passage: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Perhaps this lesson from Acts about selecting a successor for Judas can be an invitation for us to note and to underscore that, when we attend to human organizations and leadership concerns, we are not moving away from theological, spiritual concerns. Christ is raised and ascended, but he leaves behind as his bodily presence in the world a human organization that must be constantly nurtured and empowered. This suggests that the mundane, earthly, human tasks of organizational maintenance of the church have resurrection significance.

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