The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it. Each of us is a center of the Universe,”
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 3.
Read: Acts 2
What’s changed? If we’re looking at the world around us, maybe nothing. But that’s not where Pentecost starts. As the world-wise Solzhenitsyn wrote, any one of us is the center of the Universe. A crime against another is a crime against the universe; on the other hand, change the hearts of a few and you have started a universal revolution.
That’s what happened at Pentecost. Jesus started a heart renovation project in a few that in short order up-ended the entire world. I believe that’s what is happening today if we allow God to let his Spirit run rampant in us.
- Pentecost video
- Pentecost story (Jesus Storybook Bible)
- Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include the words of another famous philosopher:
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
Michael Jackson, Man in the Mirror