WEEKLY REFLECTION | Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 2021

Dearest Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I hope you had a happy, if a bit soggy, Memorial Day Weekend!  It was a time when families were cautiously coming back together for gatherings in person – and sharing actual hugs!  As to St. Margaret’s reopening for in-person worship, we are definitely getting closer.  The Vestry is meeting this Tuesday to discuss in detail our options.  Please keep the Vestry in your prayers for this important deliberation.

Our reading today from 2 Corinthians, Chapter 4 says: “I believed, and so I spoke” —we also believe, and so we speak”. Episcopalians are not universally known as being passionate about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in our words – in our actions, yes.  But somehow, we become tongue-tied at voicing our faith. 

Through the spiritual practice of evangelism, we seek, name, and celebrate Jesus’ loving presence in the stories of all people – then invite everyone to MORE.

Please read this quote from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: 

“Being a Christian is not essentially about joining a church or being a nice person, but about following in the footsteps of Jesus, taking his teachings seriously, letting his Spirit take the lead in our lives, and in so doing helping to change the world from our nightmare into God’s dream.”

Share the Good News this week in words – not only actions.  Push yourself – pray first – be led by the Spirit.  God’s blessings will follow.

My friends, may we continue to be one in the Spirit. And let us continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.


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