Oct 11, 2020
No matter where we are or what stage of life we find ourselves: if we are before the font or the altar, if we are on our knees or our body lies beneath a pall-- we are sinners of God’s own redeeming. A God who says yes to blessing our mess and loving us all the same. I see that the truth of our nature and God’s nature is evident in every single one of the sacraments and sacramental rites of our church...It is all grace...Now does receiving God’s grace then encourage us to live out God’s grace in our lives? I hope so...
Imagine a life, a community, a nation, a world that at least aimed for the ideal of “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable”— a world that at least aimed for following Jesus way of love and grace.
Imagine a world were we debated in the halls of power not our own interests but how to best love others. Imagine a world where all the Euodia and Syntyche received the help they needed to heal. We would still be sinners in need of our redeeming God, yes, but we would also be more fully living into the “peace of God, which passes all understanding.” Beloved I long for us not only God’s grace (which we have) but also God’s peace (which we can choose to live into).