God generously gives us as many “Do Overs” in life as we want. When God poured out the Holy Spirit upon us at Pentecost it offered the religious community of the Jewish followers of Jesus a Do Over to become a faith community that advocates love and justice for all people just as Jesus called the Holy Spirit our “advocate.” In the wake of the murder in broad daylight of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police officer Derek Cauvin and three other attending policemen, the church of Christ must seek where our Advocate is leading us to advocate on behalf Black Americans whose lives continue to be devalued after 400 years of systemic racism.
John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The Spirit lives with you and will be in you.
John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.