Faith is a combination of believing and then choosing to reinforce what we believe via intentional spiritual disciplines
Today is a great day. It’s especially great because my friend Bruce McVey is not only being ordained
in prayer that we do not sell our souls for the price of a lump of coal or a 1,200-year-old tree or – God forbid – another extinction… maybe our own.
“I have never before heard laughter during an ordination prayer,” more than one person said. “Best ordination prayer ever!” another man laughed (but not lightheartedly).
“Jesus could care less about your politics, what he cares about is you and if you have the courage to live love out loud.”
When I write about this good life and the way the Good News guides and transforms me, is the truth of it enough to move anyone? When I live, how I live, is there enough light in me – enough Gospel truth – that people are compelled to respond?
we are free from tyranny so that we may serve and encourage and offer refuge and – gladly – bear witness to the light.
don’t pay those naysaying judgemental finger-pointing legalists any mind either. Jesus has already nullified their false message. Jesus is very clear when it comes to this invitation..
A lot of people asked for a transcript. So – without all the interesting deviations I took – I’ll paste in my notes
Jesus is God’s invitation. When we chose to follow we must ask for the courage to be faithful. Because it is not an easy road but a challenging and often treacherous climb.