When Jesus comes, eating and drinking with sinners and tax collectors, we pull up a chair and join the feast of Grace. We do not live for ourselves, but for others — knowing the Freedom of the Grace of God.
We can reach our hand out with this cup — this small gesture — and we can make a huge impact one someone’s life. The sermon for Youth Sunday, June 28, 2020.
The Grace of God is available to everybody — to all the children of God. This means everyone who walks on God’s earth. The sermon for Youth Sunday, June 28, 2020.
It can be hard to talk about that new beginning — to talk about our Faith — not only because words are inadequate, but also because they are so powerful.
It is easy to pack — and to over-pack — when we consider all of the what ifs.
We find the presence of God in each and every day.
In this world, we all know that it is hard to simply be who we are, which means that it is hard to see others as they are.
Our prayers call us to move beyond our loneliness — to trust that, as we reach out, there will be those to connect with who understand. If even Jesus prayed these kinds of prayers, we can rest assured that we will find the presence of Christ in them.
Wisdom is less like a manual with step-by-step instructions, and more like the compass that we hold in our hand that points us in a good direction.
As hard as we try, we cannot take those fleeting moments of seeing the Christ after the Resurrection by simply putting it in our back pocket. The Glory of Easter is always interrupted by our everyday lives. Perhaps no more so than now.