Welcome, Love, into this space.
Welcome, Light and Air and Breath, into this space.
Welcome God, welcome friends, welcome.
Welcome where you are this morning.
All is well.
Come and find the Love that can do all things.
The Love not bound by fear,
(though your fear is real)
and wants nothing more than who you are.
In this moment.
Come however you are.
Let go of what is not right now.
Be here, be welcome.
In the name of our loving God,
bold brother Jesus,
and sustaining Spirit,
We invite you to hear from the Gospel of Mark 10: 23-27.
Then Jesus looked around and told his disciples, “How hard it will be
for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples
were startled by these words, but Jesus told them again,
“Children, how hard it is for those who trust in their wealth to get into
the kingdom of God! It’s easier for a camel to squeeze through the
eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God.”
The disciples were utterly amazed and asked one another,
“Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them intently
and said, “For humans it’s impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God.”
The Good News of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
The grass withers and the flower fades,
but the Word of the Lord endures forever. Amen.
Homily and Reflection
How does your body respond to the image of nonviolent forgiveness in Jesus?
What or who was Jesus trusting, and how did that trust enable him to respond nonviolently?
What might become possible for us if we spent more time in embodied trust?
Go with a sense of groundedness,
knowing who you are is Loved.
Your God can do all things and
wants nothing more than to love you.
So go be Love this week.
Be Light and Air to those around you.
Be welcome, be welcoming,
just as you are.
In the name of God,
and the Holy Spirit,
Go in peace, and live the church.
May you find belonging and community this week.
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