Our church has been going through the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. This message from last Sunday gets at tough questions. I am left asking, especially in this highly charged election season, how do I keep seeing the divine in others, especially those with whom I disagree?
A head scratching parable for me is found in Luke 16. It is the parable of the “shrewd manager”. It’s such an odd passage that most commentaries will simply state it’s an odd passage and difficult to interpret.
On this Sunday, our church spent time reflecting with joy on a good story in our congregation and also mourning over the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton. The good news was a young man who had left home about 2 weeks ago had been located and was rejoining his family. What JOY.