We are the rich man’s family and we have a chance to begin again because a man who was dead did come to us, and comes again and again to invite us to take a risk with him, to walk with him and enter into relationship with him and his world. Photo: Nicholas Daines, Bespoke… Continue reading Letting Go of the Trapeze – Luke 16:19-31
No matter how much this world changes, how different the church begins to look, no matter how complicated our own lives become, this never changes – even at our most flawed, our most anxious, even deep i thickets of our own design, God loves us, with radiant joy and searching love.
“Take up your cross and follow me.” The beauty is always yours to seek and receive – know the grace, new life and hope given to you, healing for a hurting and fractured world, for hurting and fractured hearts. There is beauty in spite of the pain. Believe and know hope. It is all you… Continue reading Wild Receiving – Luke 14:25-33
Fall always feels like a new year to me. So let’s start if off right. Let’s do everything we can to tone down the “what’s in it for me” attitudes so prevalent in our society. Rooted in the Gospel, let’s try to be a little kinder, more open to relationship and more inclusive of others,… Continue reading Time for a Course Correction – Luke 14:1, 7-14
While your place in the world may be exhausting, God’s realm is restorative.
So it is time to be concerned disciples. It is time to take this Good Samaritan story to heart, it is time for us to GO, to go and do likewise. To reach out into our world, and live in our community, in this church, fearlessly, as people filled with hope.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead We can, regular ordinary people like us, answer the call to be disciples, knowing that with the love and power of the Holy Spirit upon us, we can make a… Continue reading Full of Frailties, Full of Gifts Luke 10:1-11, 16-20