“Speaking the Words of Life”

May 22,  Acts 18:9-18; Jn. 16:20-23

People have been so hurt by religion, they are being hurt by religion that to hear words about Jesus are often painful and scary.  Like Paul in our Acts reading it is tempting to shut up, but like Paul I am reminded that the words of Jesus are life.  The Jesus I know is the one who offers hope in the midst of death. Today is the anniversary of my mothers’ death, and I am reminded of the hope of Jesus to see her again. I am reminded of the Jesus who accepts me for me, who walks with me in the struggle against the injustice in the issues of poverty, sexuality, gender, dominati0n. Of the Jesus who holds the hope in the midst of deaths of all kind. How can I not proclaim him?

I was up at 7, wrote newsletter, and sermon. Went back to bed and slept until 2:30 p.m. Read, and had dinner with Mary.  Did outreach.  It was cold, people needy for food, socks, needles, all lost children in the night. Bed at 11:00 pm. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

One Response to ““Speaking the Words of Life””

  1. Lane Says:

    How odd River, the 22nd of May is also the anniversary of my mom’s death. She died in 1990 after a 14 month battle with lung cancer.

    I would like to see my mom again too. I am going to go see my aunt in a few weeks, who is my mom’s sister and they were very similar and very close, so it will be nice for me.

    Thinking of you. Let me know if you need a hand on Tuesday or Thursday. I have been sick all week with a cold but am getting better.


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