The reading from Acts is one of those passages that makes us squirm with the notion of sharing everything in common; it's a passage I love but it can be a hard one to preach. The epistle from 1 John is full of beautiful imagery and familiar phrases ("...if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;" "...God is light and in him there is no darkness at all."). And finally we have John's version of the coming of the Holy Spirit, and the tale of poor doubting Thomas.
So where are you headed this week, preachers, as you reenergize for Eastertide? Are you going off lectionary? Starting a series? Doing something different for "Low Sunday?" Please share your thoughts, your inspirations and your questions.
Finally, a prayer to remind us what we're about:
long ago, faithful women
proclaimed the good news
of Jesus' resurrection,
and the world was changed forever.
Teach us to keep faith with them,
that our witness may be as bold,
our love as deep,
and our faith as true. Amen.