Todays’s devotion is written by Pedro Jimenez
Peter asked, “Why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? Excerpt from (Acts 5:3 NSRV)
When you tell people you are a Christian, what sort of reaction do you get nowadays? Are you lauded for your presumed faithfulness and loving-kindness, or are you primarily associated with the murder of Indigenous peoples, racism, homophobia, sexism … etc?
Time and time again, the Christian Church often sides with the satanic worldly systems of oppression and shirks our obligations to help the oppressed. We rob from individuals created in the image of God and thus also rob from the Holy Spirit. Despite our theft and repeated transgressions, should we be shocked at how the worldly powers that once entertained us now have no interest in helping lick our self-inflicted wounds?
Saint Peter invites us to consider the following:
What would a society that viewed the Church with fear/awe look like? [Acts 5:11]
How are you tempted to align with the oppressor rather than the oppressed? [Acts 5:3]
We welcome your comments and reflections.