Life in the Spirit asks us to uncage ourselves, to be free from the things that bogged us down before we found our resurrected lives; this in order to more fully be as God has created us to be – to be the people of God that live in unity with the Holy Spirit. When we set our lives on this course, our lives more fully take on the shape of God. What God intervenes to separate in Genesis, God reverses at Pentecost. What could not be understood before is revealed with new understanding. Now God’s manifestation in the world is complete in Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit.
music. art. spirit. life. The arts and prayer are part of everyday life, whether visual, musical or theological. Though they are not as much the source from which life comes as the means that relates all of life to the Eternal Source. This is a process of ever deepening relationship. All of life is an opportunity to co-create with God, the one Source of all that is and all that will be. For me, living as a follower of Jesus in the Anglican tradition is grounding for all of life.
This week is the week that grows ever-darker as we approach Good Friday. And, we find that today is just a little darker than yesterday. Jesus is being treated like the chaff of the world by his accusers. What they will soon learn, and what reminded of on this Tuesday in Holy Week is this. That which dies is brought back to life to bear more fruit.
Will you continue to follow in Jesus footsteps to the cross? You and I, after all, we are the fruit of the one who will die. What might die in us in order to bear more fruit for God?
Today we stand beside Jesus at the parade with his followers. How many of us will stay, remaining beside him this week in prayer and praise? How many of us will be there with him as he shares his presence with us at the table of the first Lord’s Supper on Thursday? Will we stand with him as the disciples whom he loves; standing beside his mother Mary, and the others at the foot of the cross on Friday, watching the Lord that we love with our whole heart, soul and mind suffer the horrific agony of his crucifixion?
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What difference does it make whether you say “yes” or “no” or “maybe” to God? What significance am I, you may be asking? Who am I that God would come to me and ask me to live as God’s child?
Homily for St. Timothy’s. Hatchet Lake. NS Evening Service III Advent/16 December 2018 Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 . Let us pray. Come Lord Jesus, you who renew us in your love…Come…makes … Continue reading The beginning is near