Our God is bigger than us, wiser than we can know and that frees us up to be human and accept there are some divine realities that we won’t fully understand, and that is alright. You have been thought about by God for millennia. You are loved by God just because. So go, turn, serve, and wait.
In Paul’s letter to the Romans he asked the church “Why do you pass judgment on one another?” (v.10) If one person thinks that they should worship on one day of the week rather than another, or thinks that they should not eat meat because it may have been offered to an idol and therefore eats only vegetables, what difference is it to you?
15th Sunday after Pentecost September 10th, 2017
A few weeks ago one of our college students asked me if I would be willing to read C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters with him. Well, that was music to my ears because I love The Screwtape Letters! I’ve led multiple adult studies on the book, including a couple here at First Federated Church. I love Lewis’s wit and insight into the nature of sin and how we can easily think that we are being all pious and religious and be neither!