Who do you think you are?

Lenten reflection: One of my favorite invitations of Lent is to Pay attention – When I read these words in Braiding Sweetgrass, I was caught up in the invitation to pay attention with a new awareness. Perhaps this Lent, we can receive this invitation together.  “Paying attention is a form of reciprocity with the living world, receiving the gifts with open eyes and open heart.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

During this Lenten Journey, we lean into questions as an act of paying attention to the life and teachings of Jesus. During Lent we will hear familiar scripture texts shared from the New Indigenous Version of the New Testament, in this way, may our ears be opened afresh. So come with your questions and let us journey this season together. We continue our Lenten Journey together leaning into questions of faith. This Sunday, we continue with our Holy Wonderings as we ponder the question, "Who do you think you are?" (Mark 10:35-52)

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” -- William Shakespeare

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” Dr. Suess

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

Publish Date:

March 2, 2023

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