We do not stop enough to listen to the still-speaking God.
And like the people of Jerusalem long ago,
we often misunderstand the Spirit’s movement among us.
In the silence and stillness of this moment,
let us draw near to God and listen.
Let us confess together:
Hear the good news!
God’s Spirit has been poured out upon all flesh,
and we have been made one.
We are no longer scattered or divided,
but gathered together to build up the kingdom on this earth.
Thanks be to God!
~ from Come, Let Us Build, written by Rev. Mary Nelson Abbott. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/year-c/p/pentecost-sunday.html