Messages from February 2021

Messages from February 2021

Needy – Week Two

God has created a need for him. Our greatest need – above all our other needs – is for a relationship with God. We have a God-shaped hole in our heart that nothing else will fill. In this week, we will explore why we often wander from this relationship with God. We will use the story of Abraham and discuss how eventually he was willing to sacrifice everything because of his faith and trust in God. This is where God…

Needy – Week One

In this first week, we consider the reality that we all have needs. We lay out the ways in which we are tempted to use our needs in the wrong way:  We can be tempted to deny a legitimate need to say that a need is not a need at all, that we are gods as Satan tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. We can be tempted to meet legitimate needs in an illegitimate way. We can be tempted…

Lost & Found – Week Three

Physical pain and suffering caused distress to the leper in today’s gospel. But as we try to imagine his experience, the loneliness, and isolation in which he was forced to live, seem perhaps to be an even bigger burden. So it can be for us as well. So it has been for many even before COVID.  How so? Well, last week talked about how the weight of our burdens may end up leaving us feeling lost. Weighed down and unable…

Lost & Found – Week Two

It’s easy to get lost. In our second week we look at how we can experience feeling lost when the burdens and troubles of the present moment weigh us down, and, carrying them, we cannot even lift up our head. We can no longer see the road ahead. All we can see is where we are at this moment. And what we can see is not good.