Thursday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter

We often hear the words of God at unexpected moments. Sometimes spoken by surprising voices:

The unexpected call that comes from someone we’ve lost touch with. “Hi! Haven’t seen or heard from you in a while. Thought I’d check in to be sure everything is okay.”

The teacher or coach who pulls a student aside, “You’ve got the skill, you just need to understand the mechanics. Let me show you.”

The chair or team leader who senses that the group isn’t on the same page, “Look we all want this to work. Let’s put aside the negatives and focus on the positives.”

How about if we try this? As Jesus preaches, God speaks in words of compassion, generosity, and reconciliation. And anyone who speaks these words in the spirit of Easter peace is sent by God.