Nobody thought this day would happen. The longtime department supervisor was retiring. This person had been with the organization as long as many people could remember. The organization had gone through many changes. Trends in business had grown more competitive and less friendly. The cyber age had eliminated many jobs and created few job openings. There had been various rounds of turmoil as upper management had numerous periods of "housecleaning." But this supervisor's department had been the "constant" in the universe for many workers' daily lives.
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.