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We have taken our first steps into our Lenten Journey together. We gathered and received Ashes on Wednesday and began the season of holy wonderings. Together we asked, "Who do you say that I am?" and "How will I follow?" This Sunday, we continue with our Holy Wonderings as we ponder the question, "Who do you think you love?"
According to Martin B. Copenhaver, "Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. To be precise, Jesus asks 307 questions. He is asked 183 of which he only answers 3. Asking questions was central to Jesus' life and teachings. In fact, for every question he answers directly he asks—literally—a hundred." 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 Indigenious 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. Sunday's text: Mark 10:17-31
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
February 23, 2023
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