BREAKING NEWS! Father Riley will lead us in Holy Eucharist Sunday, June 24. Please join us for the 10am service and the fellowship time following the service.
Forward Day by Day for THURSDAY, June 21
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.
Jesus’ disciples are an ideal small group: enough people to divvy up important tasks but not so many as to lose focus and identity. They are also deeply flawed: naysayers, fickle-minded, easily distracted, anxious, contemptuous, and deceitful. To put it simply, they are human—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Too often, I find myself thinking, “If everyone would just let me do this myself, it would be so much easier!” Then again, there’s a reason Jesus doesn’t make twelve individual home visits in place of the Last Supper. Instead, he calls together a dozen of his beautiful, compassionate, broken, cowardly, and treasonous friends around one table, under one roof, and breaks bread with them.
In a culture hell-bent on being absolutely right all the time, we risk losing sight of the fact that it is possible to disagree and make mistakes and lose focus—and still love and respect one another. Jesus dwells among us in spite of our tantrums and disagreements and distractions, drawing us ever deeper into one beloved, broken body.