What new word is God speaking to you today?
Transcript of Video:
One of the things that has been so important for me to learn about the gospel of John is we know that John was written later than probably any of the other gospels, which means that we had three or four generations of Christian community of people that could gather together and could have conversations about who Jesus was in their prayer. How they experienced the risen Christ in their lives. And it looked like they took particular healing events, miracle events in Jesus’ life, and they literally had three generations of being in community talk about what that meant. That’s why there are so few stories in John’s gospel.
What it really invites me into, and I think our community into, is a sense that Christ is always speaking a new word and that while scripture is important and these stories are important, there is an expectation from the gospel of John that this is a tradition that’s going to continue in the life of the church. So there’s always a new word. And even though we live this very traditional life, my expectation for myself and for my Brothers and for the people that we minister with is about a new word. A word – an experience of the risen Christ that speaks to our situation and who we are.
– Br. Tom Shaw