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March 2017

posted Mar 9, 2018, 10:47 AM by Lee Church

Dear friends in Christ,

 “That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”  2 Chronicles 1.7

During the weeks of Lent, we will be thinking about discipleship.  The above verse and the 5 that follow will be the focus of the Sunday School classes and my sermons will focus on the topics of piety, trust, generosity, discernment and wisdom, any one of which is worthwhile fodder for Lenten reflection.  Who are we as disciples of Jesus and how is that revealed in our words and actions, both individually and as a community?  Lent is a time of reflection and repentance; days and weeks spent thinking about the last moments of Jesus’ life and where we fit into the story as his followers.  As we are reminded of the mortality of Jesus, so we are invited to consider our own mortality.  What is our story?  Are we content with our journey thus far, and what would we still like to accomplish?  Do we want to make changes and, if we do, how do we take that first step, and the next, and the next?

Part of being a good disciple is mindfulness and commitment.  Following Jesus is not easy – and probably was never intended to be.  We are not him, and I am not sure that God desires that.  Rather, we are always in the process of becoming, which is the exciting piece of discipleship.  The way becomes clear as we journey and new opportunities to serve open up.  The power of God’s love working through us changes us – forming and reforming us as better disciples.  What a joy to share this journey as a community of faith and to discern together what and who we are as church!

 

Pax et Bonum,

Pastor Gail

 

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