Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Holy Communion: Healing of Body and SoulActs 2:13-16
In this context Peter answered the accusations that they were all drunk (2:13) by answering that it was too early in the day to drink (2:15) Pentecost was called the Feast of weeks held 50 days after the Passover. It was one of three major annual feasts. It’s a festival of thanksgiving. On Pentecost day the working of the spirit had 2 effects. One was the immediate effect (37-41) and the other a long-term one (42-47). The immediate result included; Conscience, repentance, baptism, receiving of the Holy Spirit, and 3000 people added to the group of disciples. The long-term result of Pentecost was the formation of a community. This community was a loving, sharing, caring, and witnessing one. The presence of the holy spirit gave a new understanding of the relationship between God and community members.
Holy Communion also praises God and thanks God for dying for us. This changes our lives. Peter who was an unstable leader during Jesus’s ministry (denying Jesus). But after the Pentecost Peter was a new man, he was humble but Bold. His confidence came from the Holy Spirit who made him a powerful speaker.
We are Partakers of holy communion that heals our body and soul by forgiving the mistakes and makes us a new beings.
Heavenly Father, may the Holy Communion that we partake in every week leading to the healing of our body, mind, and soul.
Thought for the Day
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ― Caroline Myss