Pastor’s Friday Comments (02.14.20)

I am greatly helped in my daily devotional time by an email I receive from Father Richard Rohr, the director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. His exploration of the writings of early Church leaders, ancient and contemporary mystics, and contemplatives, aided by his own observations of our relationship with God, are always deep, but clearly applicable to our daily lives. He works outside of traditional theological structures to explore the nature of God and the universe.

I commend all of his writings to you. Our men’s group benefited greatly from our study of Falling Upward. I certainly think you would enjoy his daily devotionals. You can get on the list by subscribing at cac.org.

Currently, each day’s meditation concludes with a prayer that you may want to pray:

Prayer for Our Community:

O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions.] . . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God, amen.

I pray this prayer every day with the family of Parkway in mind. Let us all ask God to “help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory.” Let us know how we can be the servants of Christ for you and pray that God will reveal how you can be the servant of Christ to others.