The middle of June is upon us and the “green season” begins its journey. Pentecost Sunday seems like so long ago but it was only 2 weeks ago when we had our celebration. The life of the Parish has progressed and we begin considering the remainder of our year and the celebration of our milestone anniversary. We are also working on the details of a community gathering for a blood drive in memory of Greg Ryan in August. But, lest we get ahead of ourselves I’ll stick to June.

In worship we heard stories of real life: Jesus promising that there would be trials, the we should go out trusting that God would provide our need as we share the good news – the kingdom of God has come near, and God’s response to our disbelief. We heard Sarah laugh when God said she would give birth to Isaac and God respond “is there anything that is too wonderful for God?” I believe the only thing too wonderful for God is our reluctance to trust God. God promises to be with us, just like with Sarah and Abraham (25 years wandering around Israel) – why not us?

I invite your comments,

Readings: Gen. 18:1-15, 21:1-7; Ps. 116:1, 10-17; Rom. 5:1-8; Matt. 9:35-10:23

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