A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Having a talk with the preacher

Today's first reading (Acts 18:23-28) features a man named Apollos, a gifted and highly motivated speaker who knows Scripture well and who speaks "accurately about Jesus."

But then, a man and his wife in the crowd "took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately."

This reminds us of the value of dialogue among ourselves as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Apollos was not wrong in what he was saying, only incomplete. Priscilla and Aquila approached and spoke with him with courtesy and charity.

So too should each of us should have the humility and charity to accept input about the things of the Lord from our sisters and brothers in the Lord.

Likewise each of us should have the care to offer input to our brothers and sisters in the Lord about the things of the Lord - always with extreme charity, courtesy and humility.