distractions cannot be overcome; one must let them wash over and past. Like swimming in the surf. To swim against the breakers one must dive into them and join the water.
Reverend Dr. E. Bevan Stanley
We are saved from a life of sin for a live of good. We are saved from a life of alienation and selfishness for a life of community and love.
The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
If God is not an old man sitting on a cloud, how do we think about God?
So as we walk with Jesus toward Jerusalem in this season of Lent, we find ways to stop clinging to our lives and rather spending them extravagantly in love and compassion. We will find power in letting go.
We are people called to proclaim the Gospel both in what we say and in the way we live our lives.
We all get to be the conduit through which God’s love pours forth into the world touching the lives of all whom we meet.
Let us be created anew by the Spirit of God. Let us create a new world through love.
The Fourth Sunday of Advent E. Bevan StanleyDecember 20, 2020Year B 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16Romans 16:25-27Luke 1:26-38 Mary said to the angel, “Let it be with me according to your word.” In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen. King David was finally established on his throne. There were no wars at the moment […]
The Third Sunday of Advent E. Bevan StanleyDecember 13, 2020Year B, RCLIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11Psalm 126 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 151 Thessalonians 5:16-24John 1:6-8, 19-28 “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. This is John the Baptist, not […]
This is the feast of Christ the King. God calls us to be loyal citizens of God’s Kingdom.