A lot of times people people get mad at you, but know that they are not angry with you. They are angry because it is you and the only way they think to deal with the situation is to be mad and treat you badly. As difficult as it seems, forgive them, and walk away. Don’t join issues with people who can’t handle your success and be happy good things are happening to you. And you reading, be happy when others are making it even when you are not.
One of the major events of Pentecost was the gift of tongues. The apostles were able to speak in foreign tongues. They were able to enter the worlds of the people around them; Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene.
Language is not just about words, but language is totality of a people, the heart of the people. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, the apostles were able to enter the heart of foreigners and spoke to their hearts. So, people separated by language, culture and tradition were brought together by the Holy Spirit, pulling down the walls of tribalism, racism, bias, bigotry, segregation, sectarianism, and discrimination.
Today people learn how to speak other languages just so they are accepted. The Holy Spirt enabled the apostles to penetrate the heart of the gospel and the hearts of the people. You don’t have the Holy Spirit when you fight against a group or people being one. If your decisions are born out of tribalism, racism or bias, the spirit does not live in you. During this week of Pentecost, let us shun division born out of ‘he is not from my tribe’. Pentecost is not just the birth of the church, but the need to realize we are one. So let us pull down walls of division and live as one. Let us speak one language, the language of LOVE. #pentecost