Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7

The Greek converts to Christianity are complaining because their people are being neglected. Those who are Jewish converts are in charge, so they are taking care of their own first. A rift is developing and this greatly concerns the apostles.

The problem is solved by appointing new leaders, and some of these are from among the Greeks. The Jewish leaders are under the impression that you have to be Jewish to be a leader in this new church.

We have certain fixed notions and ideas; and if there is a change, it takes us a considerable amount of time to remove our prejudices.

In the Gospel Jesus shatters an expectation and assumption when He comes to His disciples walking on the water. In this one gesture, Jesus teaches us to accept what we deem impossible.

Let’s stop seeing ourselves as we are and begin to see what we can become with the grace of God.