Going Into Galilee

 

Go to Galilee and You Will See Me!”

Matthew 28:8-15 English Standard Version (ESV)

So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

Mary Magdalene is a model for our own discipleship.  Each of us is called by name to bring our failures and our demons to Jesus in an intimate encounter. we take up our cross and follow Jesus, accepting the suffering that comes with pouring out our lives in accord with the needs that surround us in our neighbors. We proclaim the good news in our giving to those around us.

Caesar Chavez reminds us, that “It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life.” And we can  do that in the simplest of ways–giving out a candy bar to people we meet on the street.

This morning I walked to my dentist on Sutter Street and I gave out candy bars to 52 people on the street. And yes some can be  hateful,  many struggle with mental illness, and all are dirty, and in giving them that bar of candy they become the broken body of Christ.  Just simple acts and in doing so we find life in it’s fullness,and we have moved into Galilee and in that moment the Risen Christ is with us. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

 

Philip Workman Memorial Banquet

May 9, 2019

Noon

Polk Street side of City Hall

We gather to remember Philip who was executed on this date in 2007 in Tennessee, a changed man, and his last act was to give piazza to homeless people. We affirm the one seamless thread of life!

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