“And it’s hard to listen when we just fill our lives with noise, with words, with work, with productivity. So we create space and silence, space for rest, we create rest for just being. Being with God, being with one another. So as we continue on this Way of Love together as a community, may we consider the ways in which we need to rest. We need to just stop and to just be.”
“Jesus sends us beyond our circles of comfort to witness to the love and justice and truth of God with our lips and with our lives. We go to listen with humility and join God in healing a hurting world. We go to become the Beloved Community, a people reconciled in love with God and one with one another. We go to create a world in which there are no enemies, only people that we can love and that can love us back.”
This Epiphany season, our sermons are focusing on how we as Christians can better understand the Way of Love, seven essential practices for a Christ-centered life. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, describes the Way of Love as a transformative, intentional commitment to follow Jesus in our daily lives. This week, Rev. Jonathan continued the series with a focus on the practice of blessing.