Sunday, September 6

Pardon the Interruption, a popular ESPN show, typifies what we strive for in communication:  Quick, witty and loud!!  This kind of communication isn’t limited to sports talk, but permeates everything in our culture, from social media to marriage.  We end up talking at and even past each other.

It turns out that communicating where we try to score points isn’t going to work in real relationships and real community.  (Or as it turns out, in social media and in politics either!)  Jesus presents a different way of communicating, one that opens the path to reconciliation.  We realize that in this kind of communication, there is an audience, not an audience of people from whom we need approval, but an audience with our savior, who is working a ministry of reconciliation.