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?
Our brokenness – as individuals and families and churches and institutions and nations – is spiritual, and it is relational, and it is redeemable. Life is something we must struggle with and we must struggle with it in community.
“Don’t hold back!” my grandchildren are saying. “Don’t hold back!” I was saying to the Tuckahoe Presbyterians. “Don’t hold back! Jesus is reminding me, “live like you mean it.”
What would you risk for Jesus? How abundantly do you want to live? Come on, what are you waiting for?
We are not designed to live genteel, unscathed, comfortable lives. Living at it’s best leaves us muddied, bloodied, and satisfied. By the time we’re done, we should be – at least figuratively – breathless.
This is good stuff! This is what I’m talking about when I say life is rich, and good, and a gift I’m constantly grateful for.
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
I can’t get enough of the open invitation, but I also can’t even begin to understand how readily and how enthusiastically so many “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces.”
this morning I’m simply going to share a series of photos that tell some of the story of this busy week