Eastern Lowland Gorilla
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There, finally subscribed you so I can find your sermons when I'm using the Youtube client on my TV. Can't really use WC2 links on it.
Yeah, we get a spreadsheet giving us the main lectionary options, Hebrew, Gospel, Epistles, and the minister in charge. Can't prep, because they decide which one we're going to talk about. It's usually the gospel passage, although today we heard the Micah passage, which contains the favourite, "seek Justice love Mercy and walk Humbly with Godde"... We still talked about the Beatitudes, but we started by reading the Micah, which was nice.Free choice wins ... as dark's wands ...
It is my text for Sunday - with a plea that we take it seriously and not just mouth it as empty words.“Seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly” stand near the heart of my consciousness.
Humility is a lesser power and all the corruptive fallout of heaven wouldn't have that ... would they ... Oh din! Moor madness ...It is my text for Sunday - with a plea that we take it seriously and not just mouth it as empty words.
To be honest, my sense in the United Church is that we're pretty good at the justice part, kind of so-so at the mercy part and not good at all at the humble part, but that's just my impression.
I don't equate humility with "submission" really. Learning to listen for God's leaning is a part of it. I think we tend to make too many decisions without really considering what God's leading might be. We tend to be reactive without thought or prayer or reflection. I think it's also a recognition of God as "I am what I am" - so recognizing that God and God's way is actually beyond our ability to fully understand. That's another problem. We have this strange tendency to criticize other Christians who are convinced that they and they alone know "the truth" for arrogance - but contained within that attitude is the arrogance of us assuming that we know "the truth."What does "walk humbly with God" mean to you? Is it an idea of submission to God, to learning to listen for God's leading?