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.
Faith can easily get mixed with culture, wherever and whenever Christian faith exists.
It’s not a time to micromanage, but it is a time to glance at the big picture and identify potential trouble spots and retrain the growth to expand in the direction you’re aiming for.
What draws you to stay laboring in one spot over and over, turning the soil over and over, but never planting and moving on?
Christians are called to witness to the Beauty of the sacred through our rituals, our service, our worship, our love.
At its most basic level, Christian faith is a centered, personal, relational response involving trust and obedience.