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Part of our maturation, spiritually and psychologically, is the process of embracing some origin stories while rejecting others. Our work is one of selective remembrance.
The church is a community that gathers “altogether in one place.” The church is a community that opens itself up and allows the Holy Spirit to enter. The church is filled with all kinds of people who get caught up in the power of the Spirit so that they begin dreaming dreams, big dreams, God dreams. The church is a place where God’s dreams and visions are proclaimed.
In the time of Jesus there was no one but this small band of committed disciples, including women like Jesus’ mother and including his brothers. In the time of Luke, there was no one but his community, which is believed by scholars to have been the poorest of the poor. These were not people gifted with power and wealth, but they were inspired by the Spirit of God. If these common people had not chosen to be witnesses, we would not be here today.
Rev. Marti Soper shares stories and reflections on the abundance of a faithful God. In weddings, funerals, the best, the worst, dark or light - God’s abundance is always present.
Guest speaker Rev. Elizabeth Moseley invites us to pay attention to who we are listening to.
If we use an ancient story to see to view an encounter of God's love we must understand the symbols. The symbols of this story reveal profound resistance.