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주보날짜 2018-09-09
목회자 성명 Rev. Arlene Gordon

                                                                            Stretching Beyond Ourselves                                                                    Rev. Arlene Gordon

 

     Jesus did not live his life in isolation.  He found twelve good friends, each with a different personality and a unique gift and he called them to support his ministry.  Not everyone was a good choice.  Sometimes they questioned him and other times they doubted him.  Sometimes they believed him and other times they denied they knew him.  He became aware that people, even chosen friends, could be cruel.  Nonetheless, he taught them, encouraged them and prayed for them.  There were probably times he must have felt that his teaching was all in vain.   However, he took a risk and opened himself to his disciples and I am sure that he felt it was worth the risk.       

    No matter how we choose to live out  our journey, we too must take the risk and open ourselves to people.  Otherwise, we could become isolated, bitter and resentful.  God calls us to community and that requires stretching beyond what we think we are capable of doing.  We are called to open ourselves to others, to tear down walls of distrust and to avoid any forms of isolation by replacing them with openness and love. There are many lonely people in the church and in our community.  How are we reaching out to them?   Is it possible that we are living in isolation?  May God bless us with the ability to open the walls beyond us.   Amen.

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”    Matthew 18:20

 


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