I like to know what life is for, and what I am to be about.
Ever since the Day of Pentecost, on which the Holy Spirit was outpoured (Acts 2), the new way of community has been given to the human race, through the leading and giving of the ascended Lord, Jesus, the Victor over sin and death.
This wonderful book by Geoffrey Bingham helps us to see what it is that we need to be about as community, and in our roles within the workplace.
“Today is a day of community. The electronic and literary media have drawn the world together into ‘a global village’. We can even begin to talk of ‘the community of nations.
However, this global village is an uneasy one. The world community lives in endless factions, religions, and political strife. Is there, in fat, a true and living community?
The answer is ‘Yes,’ the community of the Father—the family. It is also a people of Christ, the community of the Holy Spirit. It is the quiet but powerful miracle of God—His elect people always living in difficult times and bringing the witness of love and hope to the troubled nations.
Its role is prophetic and priestly. Its proclamation is of the Kingdom of God— ‘Your God reigns!’ Its confession is not only to its own community, but to all the world.
We need to know this community, to live in it more dynamically, than we have, and to share its constraints with the world. CHRIST’S PEOPLE IN TODAY’S WORLD is a book which can help us’.