Jesus is not one to refuse an opening; neither, does the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against those things. (from Galatians)
Remember: Persist. Be open. Be accepting.
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?
An original music improvisation with images in video format for prayer and meditation on the Passion of Christ and/or any themes of grief.
…water is 4.6 billion years old. It is older than the sun. It is older than the formation of the earth. And, I could not be if it weren’t for this element of nature. Even more marvelous is that my body is 60% water. 60% of me is also 4.6 billion years old..
“So, you live in Maine…how did you end up at the Atlantic School of Theology?” or “Why the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island?”
These are among my most asked questions as I go about my life as a student at AST and as a postulant for ordination in our diocese. “Because of God!” I gleefully exclaim. Then, when after skipping a beat I get that certain look from the questioner, I know to go on with a twinkle in my eye. “It all began when I was a child…”