Posts from June 2020
This Sunday we say farewell to our beloved pastor of 6 years – Pastor Bob. But within the joy and the gratitude, this parting is also full of heartache.
It’s hard being separated with so much going on in our world. Where do you think God might be leading you in the face of these feelings of separation?
One of my core understandings of God is through the concept of call. I believe that God calls to us, speaks to us, invites us into relationship and invites us into action. We have spoken about the Pentecost work that must be done in the face of the profound pain we can see in the world. Have the courage to take these steps even if you do not know where they will lead. Have the courage to go to unexpected places, figuratively or literally, and discover that in doing so you are responding to God’s divine call.
The gospel lesson for this upcoming Trinity Sunday is the part where Jesus ascends to heaven after his resurrection on earth. The disciples have lost him once and they are all the more frightened to lose him once again. But as Jesus ascends, he shares these words: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Saying goodbye is hard. Perhaps in grief there is room for hope.