Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits
Some people snark about "Chreasters" or "Santa Bunnies" - the folks that come to church only on Christmas and Easter - but I think the reason people come to church today is to hear words spoken to the deepest yearnings of our hearts. This is what I believe about Why We're Here Today.
Added by Becky on March 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Palm Sunday is a day of highlighting how Jesus' message, Jesus' way of doing things, brought both joy and fear. To the multitude who suffered, Jesus' message was salvation; to the leaders who controlled things, Jesus' message was a threat. The remedy is not just to help the downtrodden, but to change the very way we define leadership - especially in the church, where everyone in a parish (NOT just the clergy) should be …Continue
Added by Becky on March 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
One scholar has said that Jesus' parable of the "Lost Son," or "Prodigal Son," is "the entire gospel in miniature." In this story of being lost and found, the pivotal point is when the wayward boy "comes to himself." When we begin Coming To Ourselves, we begin becoming whom God dreamed we would be when we were created.
Added by Becky on March 10, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments
It's really important to know What We CAN Do, and What We CAN'T Do. When we think we CAN'T do something, sometimes that's wisdom speaking. But, sometimes it's because we underestimate ourselves, or because we don't really WANT to do it, or because our values are messed up and we think we SHOULDN'T. God has dealt with all 3 kinds of people, and inspired them to find out that they CAN…Continue
Added by Becky on March 3, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments