When I taught this game to my kindergarten students, I remember watching as they discovered the need not only to pay attention to their strategy but also to mine. They were sure to lose unless they stopped me from making three-in-a-row. This revelation helped them to see the game in a new way.
When the Spirit, promised by Jesus, descended on the disciples during Pentecost, the disciples were able to see the world in a new way. They now saw each person as someone needing to hear the Good News.
Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we can see our relationship with God in a new way. The Pentecost story reminds us of the Great Commission. Just as the disciples, we are to go and make disciples. We do this in our families, in our church, and our communities. We are blessed to be a part of God’s work.