Imagine how different Church and society would be if each of us were more like Apollos in today’s passage from the Acts of the Apostles. Here is a talented and faithful Jew who is respected for how he speaks with authority. He boldly shares his gifts. Then, he goes through a conversion (in Latin, “to turn around”) and becomes an instrument for sharing the joy of the Gospel. For this to happen, he had to be humble and open to change. He had to be willing to learn, grow and shift his mindset and let go of protecting his reputation. He needed openness to listening deeply to the truth with love and letting the truth change him. He became an instrument of mercy and built community. We all can be more like Apollos, just as we all can be more like Jesus.
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