This is our last week of photo stories as we near Pentecost. I am so grateful to rehearse the reality of Christ's gift of "life that trumps death" with some beautiful contributions this week. Thank you to everyone who shared photos and stories this year. You made Eastertide a brighter, more joyful season for us!
Looking ahead to Pentecost
I'm excited about a new guest post series I'm introducing in the coming weeks. In his excellent devotional guide Living the Christian Year, author Bobby Gross structures the season of Pentecost/Ordinary Time around three rhythms for "faithful, Spirit-filled living in the midst of the world that God loves.": World & Church, Neighbor & Self, and Work & Rest. I'm going to respond to these complementary themes as the inspiration for the blog series.
I'll tell you more soon. In the meantime, I'll share an excerpt from theologian N.T. Wright that points us toward embodying the resurrection we've been celebrating during the weeks of Eastertide into the era of Pentecost/Ordinary Time in which we live: