What are we here for? As we continue our journey toward Pentecost to discover the Spirit empowering God’s people to live as God’s people should, this question can help shape our preparation. We using our 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed to prepare for Pentecost, and today’s chp — chp 6 — is about this very question.
Why are we here? I suggest we look to the formative text for the entire Christian tradition — that we are made as Eikons (image of God). To be an Eikon means two things:
1. We represent God on earth to govern and guide.
2. We relate in love to God, to self, to others, and to the world around us.
If we are here to represent God and to relate to God, self, others, and the world, then Pentecost is the Day when God will usher us deeper into these designed realities.
Getting back to basics is one of the best things we can do today — one of those basics is to ask why we are here.