… we express a core cosmic reality when, guided by love and justice, we make even the tiniest of choices. We are drawn by love toward a world we can’t quite see but occasionally glimpse … a world Jesus called the kingdom of God.
It sounds like it is all or nothing. It does not sound like there is room to grow.
When we open our hands, we feel all of our muscles relax. We can feel it deep down in our souls. It is like reaching out to join hands with others, or with God.
Sitting there with a blank page in front of us and endless possibilities, we find our way through the wilderness without a map like the people of God did, listening for God’s voice.
If we are not careful, we can build the saints up, so their faces glow and their feet barely touch the ground. We can forget that saints are ordinary.
It comes as no surprise that it is essential to take breaks. The breaks have to be long enough without becoming too long.
What we wear can have an effect on us. We clothe ourselves with compassion, so it can work its way inside of us.
It was our joy to welcome Rev. Sarah Lusche back “home” to Auburn. Having grown up in Auburn First Baptist Church, Sarah is co-pastor of Hyde Park Union Church in Chicago.
It is not an easy answer to life’s hardest questions, but it does answer one question. Where do we find our conviction and passion?
It is a really good question, but Jesus does not answer it. He asks the lawyer what he thinks.