Overheard at the Synod Council Meeting after Listening to Saul's Conversion Story
Radical inclusion means not just one or the other, but a place for Ananias and Saul (Paul)
Inclusion should be guided by God’s vision.
God’s Spirit can’t be controlled or put in a box.
Holy movement grows over time, in their own way.
We must acknowledge the intent and impact of good soil.
I wasn’t inclusive as a child, but I needed the church to help me become inclusive.
You never know what gifts are needed to encourage community vs. membership.
Lay leader, Ananias was the spark needed to change Saul’s heart. Because they listened, God acted through both.
Sometimes we lay folks fail to appreciate how our gifts can be used to create sparks of action.
I wonder, what concrete ways can we be part of growing a movement of the Spirit?
Movements stagnate if we don’t listen to the Holy Spirit and grow.