It's not that obvious

Sometimes the moment that everything changes is obvious.  Maybe it’s spontaneous and powerful.  Or maybe it’s a planned event loaded with meaning, like a graduation or a wedding.  Either way, you know something big is happening because it’s just that obvious.  

But sometimes it’s not that obvious. 

The lead up to Sunday’s first reading (Acts) gives us the context for Peter’s speech.  Peter’s not out in public making a fiery speech to a cheering crowd.  Peter’s talking with Cornelius in his home, with some family and friends around. 

But that’s when it happens.  The Holy Spirit makes it clear to everyone (even Peter) just how far the invitation extends.  In that not-at-all obvious moment, everything changes. 

More on this tomorrow.