Chapter 40

In the previous three sections of this book, we have placed ourselves in the story of creation, the adventure of Jesus and God’s peaceful uprising against the forces of fear, oppression, hostility and violence. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would take the work he began and extend it across space and time, creating a global spiritual community to keep welcoming and embodying what he called the reign or kingdom or commonwealth of God.

In this final section, beginning with the season traditionally known as Pentecost, we ask this key question: How can we participate with the Spirit in this ongoing spiritual movement?