Our guest teacher, Sarah Thebarge shared pieces of her incredible story; surviving cancer, befriending a Somali refugee family, and serving as a medical missionary in Togo, to consider the meaning of faith, hope, and love. We are called to "the greatest of these", driven by a love that perseveres and lives in action as we seek to join God in the work of healing brokenness in the world.
1 Corinthians 13: 13
Until we are all free, we are none of us free.
Do small things with great love
- Mother Teresa of Kolkata
The grand point is not to wear the garb, nor use the brogue of religion...but to feel and think as Jesus would have done...
We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!
-Pope John Paul II
Look back on your week. Where were there missed opportunities to extend love to a stranger or someone on the margins? How will you seek greater awareness and presence this week, "looking around" intentionally for ways you can act on behalf of another as a reflection of God's love?
Sarah spoke about the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who angered the Gods and was sentenced to carry a boulder up the same hill, time after time. She suggested that Sisyphus endured out of love for the rock. As we look upon a world that is full of heartache, our efforts can often seem futile, but where does your heart break, and can you commit to love that particular rock enough to take action?
Your Love Is Strong
Justice Will Roll Down
In Christ Alone
I Surrender All
Call Him Good