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Beloved Humility

Beloved Humility

Now, I know that none of us are Jesus, I know humility is not our nature. Its not the easy path for us! It takes work and effort. But as we as a country become more and more split, as we pull further apart, as more and more of us feel drawn to identify with a party or a candidate, I think it is more critical to hear the call from scripture, to humble ourselves, to draw closer to God, so that God will grow closer to us.

So, As you watch the continued coverage, as you see the billboards and bumper stickers, as you hear from people you completely disagree with, and as you feel more drawn to identify with a particular candidate or issue, remember first, to humble yourself. 

Remind yourself that your first identity, as well as every other person, was as a beloved child of God.

Hope from Saints

Hope from Saints

"We do this by remembering the saints of our life. We turn to their stories, and lift up the memories of all of the saints we’ve known in our lives, and even those we haven’t known who have gone before us. 

We meet them here at this table and here they are restored to full life, just as we are.

We remember how they lived, 
how they found hope, 
how they shared grace with others, 
and how they passed it on to us.

And somewhere along the way, in these memories or at this table… we find hope that God’s kingdom is not some far off hope, but something that is coming closer to us every day."