Pastor's Pondering Feb. 20 2018
Yet another mass shooting incident brings lots of emotions out in the open. There is the shock and then the sorrow and heartache. There is the desire to protect ourselves and our loved ones. And then we try to make sense of what
During the season of Lent, we are reminded of the way of the cross. The Gospels make it clear that there is rejection, suffering and death that lies ahead for the one we call the savior of the world. It isn’t a pretty picture. And lest we pass too quickly over the details, the Gospel writers insist that this story is our story also. Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after me, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23). This means that if we wish to follow Jesus, we must recognize and enter into the disappointment, the sorrow, and the brokenness of the world rather than trying to skip over such things or put the blame on others.
As for how we can make the world better, or at least safer in some way, I don’t know a perfect solution. I do know that everyone has to put down their own need to be right in order to listen to each other. No more attacking people who think differently. We need to find ways to be in
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