Pentecost is often consider a reversal of the Tower of Babel. Was the spreading of the nations in Genesis a curse, or a nudge to continue the blessing?
Abram began to doubt God’s promise. God took Abram under the night sky and said “count the stars” that’s how many children you will have. Abram’s “Amen” needed reassurance. He said Amen and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
This is the first week of the Narrative Lectionary for Fall 2019. Here we see original creation. Humanity is the interdependent relationship of plurality. We are not alone. We are created in and for community. We are one flesh. We were meant to be naked and unashamed with each other, fully present as helper and partner.