Temptation: I wish I could tell you I knew how the coronavirus is going to play out. I wish I could tell you whether to cancel your vacation. I wish I could tell you when a vaccine was coming. I can't. No one can. I can tell you this: now is a time to ask central questions, questions of vocation, of who we are called to be. Now is the time to ask, 'will we meet this moment? Will we be who God created us to be?'" The temptation is always to be less. The temptation is to be smaller. The temptation to pay attention only to the needs of my country, my city, my neighborhood, to ask how will this affect me. Will we face this challenge with our full selves?
We are discovering again that work can feed not just our consumer economy. Good honest work, work we are made for, feeds our soul.
“Go therefore therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Within this lesson is an invitation and an assurance, but to hear them we need to unpack. Before we can hear the invitation and the assurance we need to unpack our anxieties … Continue reading Sermon for the beginning of Missionary Training: The Trinity teaches us that God is all about relationship