Truth is, it’s hard to feel Not Your Best or Not Your Holiest at Christmas when you love the season and deeply want to create space for others to worship.
Beware the excuse that lets you off the hook, or lets your friends, your ideological companions, or your heroes off the hook.
For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
The urgent truth that this moving story illustrates is a simple, powerful one: honor is healing.
Dr. Kimberly Reisman Joins World Methodist Council Delegation to Vatican
Look to the example of Jesus Christ, shape your thoughts deliberately so that your feelings will follow, and trust that the Holy Spirit will give you the joy that comes from doing what you uniquely can do as you explore how to be a witness to the beauty of God’s love in a hurting world.
John Drury presents his paper “Toward a Wesleyan Theology of Ordination.”
“Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Differently Abled in the Church: “Life Unworthy of Life” and the Kingdom of God
Jesus challenged the notion that there was something wrong with parents of a child who was different than other children, and Jesus challenged the notion that there was something to be avoided about a person who was born with a physical limitation.
Embracing the pain of the crucifixion in order to experience the power of the resurrection involves right living, not easy living.