Lectionary reflection for June 5 online

Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach reflects on the lectionary texts for this Sunday:

This Sunday points us toward Pentecost, with Jesus promising the disciples that they “will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8).

But first Jesus says farewell to earthly life and is taken by a cloud out of the disciples’ sight. The disciples return to Jerusalem and devote themselves “constantly” to prayer. In fact, it is in this context of preparation and prayer that the Spirit arrives….

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