Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits
I'm on an adventure with a congregation that has been around for over 125 years. Venerable old vines are producing fresh new fruit.
October 9. Conversion is not for sissies. To be "converted," very much the same way as when we truly "repent," means to turn around and go a different way. To let go of what you think is acceptable and instead look at what God has taught us is acceptable in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. To be converted means, for you, that everything is different now. Find the sermon here.
"Oh, it's just talk." "Boys will be boys." We've heard those platitudes to excuse behavior. My grandmother used to say, however, that you can tell the true nature of someone by looking at how they speak and act when they think no one is listening. Conversion to faith in Christ isn't about accepting intellectual propositions and putting on a good show, it is about changing our very nature, from being self-absorbed to being as much like Christ as we can imagine being - 24/7/365. With…Continue
Posted by Becky on October 9, 2016 at 9:00pm
God told the first human to name the animals. St. Francis called all things - whether animal, vegetable or mineral - either "Brother" or "Sister," and treated them accordingly. What a contrast with what we do so often today! In our arrogance and fear, we dare to use names to shame, degrade, diminish, and control the very creatures and creation of God. It seems we need to learn more from our companion animals how we should live. Listen to the sermon …Continue
Posted by Becky on October 2, 2016 at 2:30pm