Hebrews 11.1 (CEB)
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don't see.
The season of Easter has just begun. We might believe that Easter is but only one day in our life, however Eastertide, as it is called, lasts until the day before Pentecost on May 15th. During this season the church universal will realize the many and multifaceted ways that the resurrection plays into our lives as followers of Jesus.
Because of the influencing nature of resurrection, we begin a new series called “Faithing.” Adding an "ing" to faith helps us to imagine that faith is an action word, a verb. Faith is not something that we believe with our heads, as if facts are the only way for us to encounter the world. Faith is also a heart thing that goes beyond fact to truth. It goes beyond simply personal belief; instead our defining faith becomes very public and communal that is lived in and through our often ordinary, occasionally electrifying lives.
So I invite you all to be part and find ways to be “faithing” in your living. By being intentional about our faith, we name the places where we make decisions based on our faith. Intentionality shapes who we choose to interact with and how we do so. The invitation is clear that in everything we are to live our faith in ways that promote justice, expresses mercy, and be humble with God and with one another.
Naming brings awareness, and once noticed, we can then again practice faithing in mature, active, and robust ways. See you Sunday...
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church