Greeting and Family Matters for Sunday, May 19, 2019
When the Gentiles began showing up, the Church was left with a question. Were they those whom the Father had also elected, or were they intruders? Was the Easter miracle of life in the face of death, and resurrection hope for a people who knew only the grave, big enough for Gentiles as well? It was an answer God had already given. The Gentiles were no longer the dogs who did not belong but a people who shared in the gift of forgiveness and the promise of the resurrection to everlasting life. All of this unfolded in small steps until, in the wake of Pentecost, this blessed truth was made clear and plain for all to see.