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You are so beautiful!
The breath of God, that was hovering over the waters in the beginning of God's creation, makes all things beautiful. Therefore the season of Pentecost is the time that we make all God's creation look better. This is our humble confession that it is not we, but God already made all things differently and yet beatiful.
Pentecost is one of the three great Christian festival with Christmas and Easter. The Holy Spirit is the breath of God and it is the power of harmony that creates all things into new life. The Day of Pentecost is the beginning of the church and it is an ongoing renewal of our faith for new life.
My scriptural reference for the church's nurturing and growth is found in the parable of the kingdom of heaven in Matthew's Gospel:"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."
The key word in this passage is "make nests" through the work of the Holy Spirit. Without it, this parable does not have any meaning. This is where we find the fruits of Easter hope and how we live with the Holy Spirit, the life-giving Spirit of the Creator. I hope we encounter Christ's passion for justice and share the stories of joys and sorrows that we have experienced.
In our sharing we will know that we are not alone: God is with us and we are together the body of Christ. We, the peacemakers, will begin the celebration of Holy Week at each of our places and we continue to walk with Christ hand in hand with our friends who strive to be the salt and light of the world at the every corner of the global village.
This website is to share stories to test out my thoughts, beliefs and visions. I invite you to begin your touring and to share ideas about the shape of church present and future.
Rev. John Lee
Minister, Dentonia Park United Church
This site is prepared by the Rev. John Young-Jung Lee,
a minister of The United Church of Canada
with volunteers who are committed in the works
of Peace and Justice in our global village
Volunteers are welcome. Please Contact web master
Web planning team: Marion Current, Hannah Lee
Technical support & web designer: David Nam-Joong Kim
Art design team: Raymond NamKi Jung, Johnny Jong Hyun Jeong
Updated March 18, 2011
(c) Copyright 2005, Music by Hwa Jung Lee