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Summary: Trinity Sunday, Shepherds becoming 'One' with the Triune God. The Light is Shown in dark places! An ecumenical CALL is made to ALL CHURCHES, "That they may ALL BE ONE."

The Voice of Love is Calling! Part IIII

A Two-Spirited “Be the Church! Be the Church!”

The Shepherds were now becoming ‘One’ with the Triune God, quite the Two-Spirited, ‘New Wave’- ‘Rock Star’ flock. Their movement introduced new and unconventional ideas yet was rooted in ancestral tradition. They knew, without a doubt, God, The Good Shepherd, and Spirit were Still Speaking at times-- yet silently moving in the background at other times. In their two-spirited nature they also recognized themselves as the new lambs of the flock yet remembered the ‘Old Goats’, correction, ‘Angelic Kids’, who moved on before. The Two-Spirited church worshipped the ‘Wise One’ and engaged their community, connecting to both, looking for God’s lost sheep, God’s ‘One’s’-- the ostracized sheep. The hard work was paying off as the Two-Spirited ‘One God, Mother of All’ worked with the shepherds to become ‘one’ with the ‘one’ sheep. A Two-Spirited ‘ALL for One, and One for ALL’. A glorious vision ‘That they may ALL be one’!

A Two-Spirited ‘Faith no more’ moving on to ‘Trust without borders’.

A Two-Spirited Catching their breath and breathing together.

A Two-Spirited ‘Burn the Ships’ and ‘Moving On’, again, together.

A Two-Spirited sitting in the dark, together, and Running toward the light, together.

A Two-Spirited facing our fears, together and Living in Covenant, together.

A Two-Spirited No Banana, No Banana--- Banana! (are we missing a banana?)

A Two-Spirited No sustenance to Manna & Quail!

A Two-Spirited Addiction to Recovery!

A Two-Spirited Broken Bottom to a Radical Joy!

A Two-Spirited Desert to Delivery.

A Two-Spirited Destruction and Death to Revitalization and Rebirth!

A Two-Spirited stuck in the mire/muck to Way Maker/Miracle Worker!

A Two-Spirited Sleeping, then Woke—and together there they stood in the arms of Absolute Power—The Twin Towers with the Two-Spirited-- Giver and Gift/ Holy Spirit and Shepherd. Moving together in unison.

The feel of ‘I am yours, and you are mine’ permeated their beings. Together, with the Two-Spirited, the ‘Triple Threat’ aka ‘Three in One’ were ‘Opening Eyes’ and restoring vision to see that indeed there were still waters to walk on, seas to be parted, and darkness to shine light upon… and, oh, so much more! There were Mountains to Climb, Rivers to Run, Children to Rear… and, oh, so much more! The Triune God, paired with ALL the Shepherd’s of the world had ecumenical duties to fulfill. TOGETHER! A CALL to ALL Shepherd’s, A howl from the White Wolf— The Call of the Wild—The Call of Duty--That they may all be One! THAT THEY MAY ALL BE ONE!

Many old ‘goat’ish shepherds hearts began beating again, but now to a new rhythm—more ‘lamb’ish in nature. Excitement was in the air. A revitalization, A REVIVAL! Holy-Holy-Holy/You! A Two-spirited beat of the drum. They, Them, and Theirs, and the ‘One’ Shepherds knew their exciting ‘New Wave, Rock Star’ life, too, had just begun. Journeying toward a ‘New Order’, no longer as concerned with ‘how does it feel… to treat me like you do…’ because they could feel God’s Love—Rock On! “Kickstart My Heart” (where is Lyle for ALL this music). God is still speaking, the White Wolf is still howling, “No Matter who you are, or where you are on life’s Journey you are welcome here!” It no longer seemed like a ‘Welcome to the Jungle” but a “Welcome in God’s House.” Meanwhile because of ALL the cruelty His children, many Lost Lambs, had endured… Jesus wept.

Triune God not only included ALL, but was “Opening Eye’s” again in true Two-Spirited fashion, in thoughtful-thoughtfulness, Shining Light on another triune this Trinity Sunday, ‘three in one’, children who are often treated inhumanely, battered, beat up, broken, and forgotten—Some of their pronouns are as follows, “she/her/hers,” “they/them/theirs,” “he/him/his,” “ze, hir/hirs” and, oh, so many more—just ask to find out! ALL CHILDREN OF GOD/ALL SUPERHEROES/ALL TWO-SPIRITED! ALL a place in the Kingdom of Light, The Kingdom of Love. It is time they understood their Creator created them to create. Broken Vessels becoming Restored Vessels finding a ‘Place in the World’ (Michael W. Smith), even the darkest were transforming to become Lambs of God-- proud servants of the Almighty, such a ‘Good Good God’ (Crowder)—An ‘Awesome God’ (Michael W. Smith)! The Voice of Love is calling!

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 Blessings for Obedience

28 “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. 3 Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. 5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. 6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

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