When you think about your story of faith, is there a season where you felt especially burdened by the teachings and ideas around you? Kimberly Culbertson follows up her October 1st message, “Rethinking Priesthood” with a reminder of three areas, Problematic Sexual Ethic, Religious Responsibility, and Disregard for Self, where we should reconsider how religious leaders have set limitations to reinforce their own power instead of offering mercy to the marginalized. [Matthew 23:1-5]
- What burden might God be trying to lift from your shoulders this morning?
- What burdensome expectation for others might God be calling you to release?
- How might you lean into the “rest for your soul” that Jesus promises?