Romans 14.17 (RSV)
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit;
I was talking with a couple recently and through our conversation we discovered that we knew the same person, Rusty. We reflected on how we knew him. While I knew him in his our days at Brite Divinity School; they met him in a church in San Antonio. On this earth, we find connections in such wonderful and truly refreshing ways and sometimes very surprising ways.
Our lives are intertwined in so many different ways. Sometimes, we are connected through simply sharing of food and other resources. And just like with Rusty, our lives are interconnected. As the saying goes, “No man is an island; entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”
Our connections, shaped by the faith we share in Jesus Christ, will have us be responsible in some ways towards each other and the earth. We are accountable to make sure that people have something to eat and that it is grown in sustainable ways. We love and care for one another in ways that bring about wholeness and peace.
Sunday, we will be asking ourselves this question: “what needs to be let go in order for us as individuals and us as LPCC so that God’s Kingdom will be more fully realized? What things do we do right now that highlights God’s love and kingdom-ly ways?”
As it is in heaven so may it be on earth!
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church