Be stretched in your thinking about God’s mission
We are listening to different voices bring their sense and experience of who they know God to be. Stories of God at work over a long time in people’s lives. Stories of young people exploring who God is for them as they question and ponder meaning in the light of our current day’s experiences.
In her Easter message, Moderator Rev Denise Liersch reminded us to look to Jesus for a way forward during this time of seismic upheaval.
The challenge of the gospel is that we are in fact called to look beyond ourselves. The church does not exist for the sake of itself.
It’s the way most of us will begin a prayer. We close our eyes, we bow our heads. Sometimes we feel confident to speak words for a prayer in a small group of people, sometimes we’ll feel confident enough to do so for a large community of faith.
It is important to share our stories across the generations.
How do we do that? Who do we that with? The family meal table, a car trip, sharing holiday photos, going through you tube to find clips of old TV shows. Remember when conversations . . . . Are all moments when important stories can be shared.
Remember a time when you seemed to suddenly grow in who you were? When your idea of God began to deepen and sense of God’s presence become more real? What was going on for you at that point in time?