Keeping the Law by Breaking All the Rules
"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being." Hafiz, 14th Century Persian Sufi Poet
(Posted Februry 7, 2020)
In these challenging days, it seems we often can divide the world into those who want to be told exactly what to believe in a religious sense, and those who need to be reassured that God is still speaking, and redefining what it means to “follow the rules.” In other words, “what does it mean to lead a holy life?”
Church Services on Sunday
Service begins at 10 a.m. All are welcome to worship with us.
Anyone who has viewed Christian art over the centuries remembers how “the holy among us” are often captured in paintings, with at least a pretty halo around their heads, and at most, a glow that surrounds their beings. In the real-life world, those of us who recall the extraordinary people in our lives, who touched us with their loving presence in our lives, can attest: While often humble, they left a glow of light in our lives, without so much as a halo here or there. What DOES make the difference so often is that their understanding of God’s laws made room for being compassionate, for being real. In other words, being “holy” is what lies well beyond the theology textbooks.
This Sunday we will look at some extraordinary times when the best of living God’s law meant bending God’s law to include those who were at the most critical point in their lives. When “being right” was exceeded by “being Christlike.” Join us for what it means to be a modern day Jesus follower, that New Covenant that he mentioned as he fed others at the Last Supper.