Because you believe

This weekend I am preaching for the Annual Pastor Appeal – so I thought I would post a homily from several years ago that I gave on this same weekend.

Christ-glorifiedAs I have loved you, so you also should love one another (John 13:34)

In his book Surprised By Joy, CS Lewis describes being at a very proper English tea, standing there with an overly filled cup, when, quite by accident someone bumped into him, causing the jostled cup to spill some of its content out.  Later, when reflecting on that most ordinary of things, he noted isn’t that a lot like life.  If we want to know that with which we have filled our life, we only need to be jostled by life to see what spills out. Continue reading