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
It takes courage to live out our convictions, our faith, but there is a message of love and welcome that this world needs to hear. To paraphrase Benazir Bhutto, it is time for us to become “uncompromising disciples who embody compromise”.
Today we are reminded that Christ lives where we live, among the cold stones of buildings and graveyards of fear, in the places where was hide away and where we find ourselves exiled.
We have a family, a God, who loves us. We have a God who promises, through the work of the Holy Spirit, to be with us through all the parts of our journey, who promises to work in and through us to help us grow in wisdom and strength. And while there may be times… Continue reading Family Vacations and Other Challenges – John 16:12-15
Familiar paths are no longer there. And so this Pentecost, we must dream and long for what is still unknown but what can be. We must change. Because change is a task that speaks of our desire to live, our desire to be strong, our desire to still live out the gospel which we are… Continue reading Where Will the Wind Carry Us? – Acts 2:1-21
As we celebrate Pride Sunday, as we celebrate the gifts of all God’s children, let us rely on the love of God that surrounds us so that we can silence the voice of fear, so that we can continue to strengthen community and transform this world.
We have an amazing to story to tell, and to live, of new life and a God who is with us in life, in death and in life beyond death. It is time to start living fearlessly, it is time to start living as children of God; children of God who will not perish, who… Continue reading Living Fearlessly – John 10:22-30