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.
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.
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.
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.
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
“Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen.