We Are Free

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“…use every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.” Luke 16:9 “ The Message” translation

Through the ages, there have been those who have accused the Christian faith of promoting passivity- “Pie–in-the–sky-by–and–by.” Because we believe that God is in charge of the future, why should we busy ourselves with today? Of course, this is a silly caricature of the gospel.

In reality, things are just the opposite. Because we know that the future is in God’s hands, because we are confident that God is working to reconcile the world to God’s self, we are filled with boldness. We can move out into the future with great confidence and vitality, free to act in outrageously creative ways, because we are free from anxiety about how it ends.

See Luke 16:1-13 for full reflection.

Prayers:  For our daily spiritual creativity. For World Peace Day this Saturday Sept 21. For the hungry and the homeless.  For Mike Rabe who is recovering from surgery and all who are ill that they might be made well.

“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far take others with you.” Ancient African Saying

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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