Pastor’s Corner

Weekly Inspiration

The Quote
"The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge. It is not about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about the process: the opening of the heart to the God who is already here."    -Marcus Borg

 

Wisdom from Scripture:

Psalm 16:11 (The Message Translation)
Now you've got my feet on the life path,
All radiant from the shining of your face.
Ever since you took my hand,
I'm on the right way.

Galatians 2: 19-21 (The Message Translation)
"What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn't work. So, I quit being a "law man" so that I could be God's man. Christ's life showed me how and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not "mine," but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that."

Prayer:
Dear Father in heaven, you have opened our hearts to your gospel. You have filled us with your love and with a faith that can withstand the crises and tribulations that life throws at us. Draw us ever closer to you and help us to serve you, even as we are being served by you and by others. Indeed, you are here for us today.
Amen.

 

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