May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be loved.

Jesus doesn’t take sides in the way that we want Jesus to take sides.

I believe John’s Jesus is calling us to affirm ourselves as fully human and fully divine!

Do you want to be made well?

“There was a sound like a strong wind and like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks.”

“To love one another as I have loved you,” Jesus by his example embracing those on the margin, embracing those who are unclean, embracing those who have been thrown away from society…that is how and who we need to be.

We come to church not just so we can check the box and say that we did the right thing, we come to church so that we can be transformed.

The risen life of Jesus is this community fully alive with the sharing of gifts of love and kindness!

Who is it that is your Saul? Who is it that is your least likely person you can imagine God using and speaking through?

I thought today would be a perfect day, as we celebrate the rite of confirmation, to listen to the voices of our elders and have them share with us their wisdom about Christian commitment and what it means to belong to a Christian community.