The worship and sermon I heard this morning really got this going in my head today. This is from the book Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. A lot of great things are happening in my community and I couldn’t be more excited about it!
There is a beautiful moment in the bible when the prophet Elijah feels God’s presence. The scriptures say that a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart, but God was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but God was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. It was the whisper of God. Today we can hear the whisper when we least expect it: in a baby refugee and in a homeless rabbi, in crack addicts and displaced children, in a groaning creation. In the words that Indian activist and author Arundhati Roy proclaimed at the World Social Forum in Brazil, “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing.” The whisper cries out for God to save the church from us Christians and breathe new life into the aging body.