Lifting up Leaders

“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” - 1 Corinthians 12: 7 To believe that each of us has been given a manifestation of the Spirit is a pretty audacious belief. When you look around you at work, at home, in the grocery store or Walmart, can you see the work of the Spirit in each person? It’s a pretty big and inclusive God who will offer to every person a bit of Godliness, a bit of the creative stuff that makes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control possible through each person. And yet here we are believing, as Lutheran Christians, that every person has a bit of the manifestation of God in them. It is a w