NEWSWEEK once cited a humorous historical footnote that reveals how easily communications can be garbled. In the moving speech that President John F. Kennedy gave at the Berlin Wall in 1963 which he ended by saying, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Literally that translates to "I am a Berliner," but according to Newsweek, in the German vernacular it really translates as "I am a jelly doughnut."
Remember how Paul warned against speaking in tongues without an interpreter present. The purpose of the church is to communicate. We are God's Word in the world today. Why? Because we are Christ's body and He is the Eternal Word. We are called to communicate the Good News of God's love revealed in Christ.
And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it.
Dear Lord, help us as we communicate the Good News. Help us to share the message of love to all those we come into contact with today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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