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This Sunday and Beyond    Weekly Reflections:

“A Reminder of Who Still Provides”

This Sunday and Beyond - March 11, 2018
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A wonderful, hopeful story is read on Sunday, March 11, right in the middle of the season of Lent - that church year season of repentance, self-examination of any disobedience, the call to get back on track with God. It is the miracle story of Jesus' provision of food for the thousands following him. And no questions asked! Just compassionate provision. It is the telling of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. It is one of two miraculous feedings recorded in the Gospels. We hear that there were 5000 men there (and quite possibly, adding in women and children attending, up to 10,000 or more).

Unless you were there, such stories of miracles are hard to relate to. Let me share a small miracle story that has happened many, many times in people's lives. Perhaps you can understand how huge that feeding miracle was, and for now, a reason for putting this story into the middle of Lent. Say your life is falling apart in some or many reasons. You are very stressed, trying to figure out some solution, some kind of answers. You know you can’t blame everybody else; you come to honestly realize that you yourself have created many of the situations for which you are now seeking some answer. One of the immediate needs you have is financial. In any case, you decide to go walking and praying, and on the path of your walk you intend to walk around the outside of a local church. “If I can just hear from God somehow.......” As you walk around the side of the church you see something on the sidewalk with a note on it. It's an envelope, and it has your name on it. First and last. It’s for you. Inside the envelope is exactly what you needed for that financial need. What is your immediate and natural response? Joy? Relief? Disbelief? Renewed hope for all the other concerns you have? Drop to your knees in thanksgiving? Keep walking around the church – maybe another envelope will appear?!

You might say after reading this story, “Oh, well, that would never happen – so don't try to apply that here!” – of course, you would not say that if you had actually found that envelope!! And the experience over 2000 years, and even longer, is of this God, the God and Father of Jesus Christ, providing many, many such “envelopes”, many miracles of provision

In the story of the miraculous feeding you hear God's provision. Missionaries especially have been relaying stories of God's provision since Jesus walked on the earth, and this new century is no different. After a very quick search on the internet for something recent, comes this testimony of a small miracle of provision (sometimes people will believe smaller miracles more readily than unthinkable ones). A missionary group from a Nazarene congregation in the US Northwest went to a foreign nation to do Vacation Bible School kind of ministry with kids, show the Jesus movie, and to provide shoes. In preparation, and then upon arriving, several counts and recounts showed 100 expandable rubber shoes (GREAT idea for giving, by the way). A line was formed, and it was clear there were more children in line than 100. For some reason, one of the missionary team members decided to go back and look in the bags again where they had just removed ALL of the shoes. Miraculously, they found another 21 pairs, one for each of the children still in the line. If you want to read about it and contact them to ask whatever questions you need to ask go to .

So here are these stories being presented to you right in the middle of Lent. Why? Because as we do the hard work of Lent it can become overwhelming, even depressing, considering our separation from God and wondering whether we can get ourselves into his graces, or back into his graces. In the midst of us thinking that WE have to figure everything out, or that if we DONT figure it all out our lives are over, the Church assists by taking time to remember the promises. That is, God's mercy and compassion are still the ways that he shows his love. THIS is what our self-examination is for; not for condemnation. It is for seeking God's help and his mercy toward us. And as we continue on for a couple more weeks in this man-made Lent, we are reminded of that repentance leads to resurrection. Our self-examination and repentance prepares us to receive what God's mercy has sent -- by his hand, and by his power alone, a wonderful, joyful, hopeful, encouraging event that changed everything. In Lent we are looking forward to the celebration of the Great Miracle, known to most of us as Easter, the resurrection of Jesus from the Dead.

So, why did Jesus feed 5,000? It is an event to literally believe, an action of the power, the mercy and the compassion of God in Jesus, because Jesus knew people would be hungry. It was also to be a sign: God fed the 5,000 to show you that God ALONE can satisfy the spiritual hunger of anyone who seeks him and his righteousness. And even provided those extra 21 pairs of shoes out of “nowhere” to proclaim to those children who God is as their provider.

Jesus would say later, "As it is written in the Scriptures, “They will all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me... I tell you the truth anyone who believes in me has eternal life. Yes! I am the Bread of Life!" (John 6:45- 48).

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector


“Beyond a Handshake”

This Sunday and Beyond - March 4, 2018
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An old lament still exists among people who carry on some kind of business, or personal agreement, or any kind of agreement, which is, “It used to be that a man’s word and a handshake was good enough.” It may still be that way between two friends, but it is so much harder to see that happen in today’s world of knee-jerk litigation; law suits galore mean extensive contracts, and if you are not careful, tricky small print. There was a very funny movie starring Tim Allen along that line, called “The Santa Clause.” Watch it some time.

I think it is worth considering the Ten Commandments in this same way. Usually, this reflection is focused on something from the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday, that is, something regarding the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, so that by reflection you might come to know who he was (and is) better. But this week I want to consider the Ten Commandments, which will also be read. And to consider them in terms of what God intended, and why these ten were brought into being.

Let’s consider them to be the necessary contract for establishing a relationship between God and his People, the Hebrews, the descendants of Abraham. We’ve been reading about Abraham, too, for a few weeks. If the Ten Commandments are like the necessary contract, then the handshake and mutual verbal agreement was between God and Abraham.

What we know about God and Abraham (first known to God as Abram) is that God decided at a point in time of his choosing, to speak to Abraham and asked him to believe in him and trust him. Just like that. And Abraham did! That trust and belief was considered by God to be the Faith needed for an everlasting relationship between He and Abraham. The deal was this: you do and believe and trust in me as I ask of you, and I will be your God forever -- AND I will give you “ALL THIS” pointing to Canaan (that was then referred to as The Promised Land) and you will have as many descendants as the grains of sand on the seashore. Abraham agrees, and that is the word and the handshake.

That word and handshake is renewed then with Abraham’s son, Isaac and then his son, Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel). The story then gets picked up after the Hebrew people had migrated into Egypt at Pharaoh’s invitation due to his respect for Jacob’s son, Joseph. And they were there for over 400 years.

At this point, with Moses being sent to pull them out of captivity, the Israelites were not trusting anybody. They were considered contentious and stubborn, and far away from the handshake and word between God and Abraham. But God decided, especially through further intercession by Moses, that he would agree to a new covenant. This time, however, the matter of faith in God would have to be made concrete by an agreement. Yes, he would be their God and they would be his people, and he would get them to the promised land, but they would have to abide by these ten commandments, and the first one would be that they have no other gods but Him.

In a sense, their faith in God was still the handshake. But the word of truth between them would be God’s words of right living with him, and their word would be to agree to make him theirs. The ten commandments were not salvation. God was salvation. But this is how they would stay in that relationship.

Even then, God knew that people like you and me were never going to be able to completely fulfill the contract. And so he would let certain other leaders, prophets, speak out about one who would come to bring fulfillment through his own sacrifice. That is why a new and better and eternal contract was established through the Messiah, Jesus Christ. By his sacrifice on the cross, and then his victory over death in rising again, he fulfilled every bit of the ten commandments for being right with God. The contract was not only satisfied but now completed.

God still wants his people to follow his commandments as his standard for our lives while here on this earth. But it is faith in and baptism in and following Jesus that makes us the new descendants of Abraham.

There is so much more to the Ten Commandments than this reflection allows. But perhaps just this will encourage you to decide now to spend time in church during the first week of March as we are reminded of the work of Jesus in providing us all an opportunity to be in covenant with him, and to celebrate as well his victory (niki) over death and unrighteous living.

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector


“Proof for Believing”

This Sunday and Beyond - February 25, 2018
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I've heard it said, “Too bad Jesus didn't wait to show up until, like, last week. We could have had videos on YouTube gone viral and really proven who he was!”

But, hey, too bad for all those people between 2000 years ago and now who believed in him, right? That sentiment is kind of a sign of our society’s times, a “me first” thing. Still, the sentiment is not new, in the sense of what seems underneath to be asked, “Was Jesus for real?” And, compared to the technology of communication between now and then, “then” leaves a lot to be desired! At least from “now's” perspective. I mean, they thought back then that they did pretty well. And we do still have four different records of the life and ministry and claims of this Jesus of Nazareth. And they are part of what is still a world best-seller, the Bible.

But back to the sentiment of the contemporary proofing of Jesus, which, really, has been with us in every generation since, not just in our own times. On Sunday, in so many churches around the whole world, including on Sunday at All Saints Church, there is a reading taken from the Gospel according to Mark, which goes much to the proofing of the reality, both divine and human, of this Jesus.

But before we get to that, yes, there are sources OUT-side of the Bible; and sources outside of the Christian faith itself that tell us of the man Jesus of Nazareth who lived at that time as a preacher, and had a cultural effect in the lives of people at that time. For some people, that's enough of a proof along with the Gospels to become believers. For some that is not enough, and they need to look with a much more critical eye into the internal evidence of the Bible itself. Very famous and very brilliant people, among so many others, have taken that route and come face to face with the reality of Jesus himself. And they accepted the truth, and became believers. So that works, too.

So what is it about this Gospel reading from Mark chapter 8 that has some proofing of Jesus? Well, it comes out with a HUGE prediction by this Jesus himself in verse 31, as the author tells of how Jesus told the disciples in their small gathering of what he saw happening to himself in the near future. FYI, the Church considers this a prophecy, the telling forth of something to happen as that person is informed by the Holy Spirit. In the same way, the great Prophets Isaiah, Daniel, Jeremiah and others spoke out what God wanted the world to know about the coming of the Messiah --- 400 to 600 years before he arrived being born! Anyway, what Jesus prophesied was his rejection by most of the Jewish leaders and rulers, his being killed by their condemnation, and then that he would rise again from death on a third day. This is a major and incredible way he was saying he was – and would continue to be – who he said he was, and is. And it happened that way! The real deal.

The second major proof in this Sunday's gospel was what was the viral video of their day – the wildfire spread of what Jesus was doing by “word of mouth”. And as a result, huge crowds of people were coming from everywhere. Every one of them was a witness. And the word continued to be spread because they heard his authentic teaching and preaching, and saw and perhaps felt for themselves the power of God he had to share.

It demands your consideration to believe. Try it. You have nothing and everything to lose. May you find and embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of the Word, Jesus Christ, the living Son of God.

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector


"God’s Directions might be Difficult”

This Sunday and Beyond - February 18, 2018
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The Bible is filled with promises from God. There is only One God, so it is important to absorb into your thinking and praying that Guidance from God that we really like, and the guidance we really don't want to follow, are not two opposing forces. In the One God there is not a dark side and a light side. What God tells us in his promises is that he wants the BEST for us, AND he will act for the establishment of His kingdom. And, actually, to turn that around, the way God has chosen to build up his kingdom in heaven and on earth is to guide us into maturity. And the development of our maturity will most likely include God leading us into places and adventures that we really like doing, and places and adventures that really test us to our core. And, of course, in the testing is the refining, and thus strengthening. There's a song that says, “Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.” That's the idea.

We are now into the season of Lent. Lent is an ancient period of time leading into the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. This year Easter is on Sunday, April 1. Although Lent has been shorter (as when the first priest or bishop decided to have a time of vigilant prayer probably 1900 or 2000 years ago), and though we know it’s been longer (as the tradition took on a life of its own), it settled down to 40 days of praying, fasting, and instruction. The number 40 is not coincidental. It appears in many places in the story of God and his People in the Bible. The story that makes it so easy to continue a strong tradition of 40 days of fasting and praying is the period of time that Jesus spent in the wilderness following his baptism by John the baptizer.

And that brings us back to the beginning thoughts. It may be difficult enough to comprehend the death of someone for the sake of others, but especially GOD, that is, the Son of God, Jesus. So Jesus is condemned to death, and sentenced to crucifixion, and it is all in God's plan. As human beings we have been owned by sin. Jesus is the ransom. God has bought human beings back through the death of Jesus Christ. His life, through the currency of his precious Blood, was the price to be paid. And so he did. The final act of reconciliation for us comes as we choose to repent of that into which we were bound, believe in Jesus, and follow him. His rising from the dead proved that God is greater than death, and that we now had a way into eternal life. Although still uncomfortable, even sorrowful, to realize what it would take, it is possible to comprehend debt and redemption.

At the beginning of Lent, though, as the 40 days begin, we are confronted with a Gospel reading that says that “after his baptism, the Spirit of God DROVE Jesus out into the wilderness.” Why? And here is a very incomprehensible action of God -- “to be tempted by Satan.”

For all the outpouring of love and mercy, the self-sacrifice of the suffering Servant, which can fill us with joy and completion as disciples of Christ, and all led by God, how is it that we can understand the Spirit of this same God driving Jesus into harm’s way. You know, it’s hard enough to fast for 40 days, much less have to end those days with a major battle of temptation from the devil.

I'm not going to try to explain this for you in this reflection. What I want to encourage you to do, though, is understand this is, in fact, the same, One God who has poured out his spirit at the baptism, and now driven Jesus out to be tempted by Satan. Even more so, as we consider that Jesus did not sin, and this is not a matter of enforced punishment or payment. But for us, as we have sinned, if that is the case for the sinless Jesus, which I believe it is, then we must consider that this same God, who desires not the death of a sinner, but rather that they turn from their ways and live”, may do the same blessing and “driving” in the lives of sinners he wants back.

So, with all that in mind, here is a spiritual discipline, a Lenten exercise for you over these next 40 days, think about your life and how GOD has blessed you, and make a list to keep. Then think about your life and how GOD has driven you into situations that demanded every ounce of your faith, your perseverance, your devotion to serve the Lord, as dark and difficult as they may have been, and whether you came through it successfully (as Jesus did), or you did not. Jot down God's assistance during those times. Who was there? What did you learn about yourself? How did you grow in the maturity of your faith? What “circumstances” assisted you? Or, what weaknesses did you discover? What was missing? How did you come back to an assurance of faith if you didn't “make it” through those times? Keep your notes and thoughts for another time, which then might be helpful.

Finally, just remember this: not every dark place in which we find ourselves is of God's making! And not everything we might count as abundance and blessing is of God, either. Lent is a season to help us discern the differences, and then grow into further maturity in Christ. Always, always keep your eyes upon Jesus.

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector


“All Glory or None, Some Say”

This Sunday and Beyond - February 11, 2018
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Fairly soon in Jesus' public ministry in the north of Israel, he took James and John and Peter up a mountain or high hill and there took place what is known as “The Transfiguration.” The name comes from the translation of the word to describe what happened, and in the English it comes out “and he was transfigured before them.” What it was was the literal Glory of God shining through Jesus and all of his clothing. That Glory moment affected everything and everyone there. Just the four of them, well, until Elijah and Moses appeared (they had left this earth centuries before), and there they were talking with Jesus. It was so much that the 3 disciples either “fell asleep”, or some say “fainted”, or even “knocked over by God's Spirit.” And then the voice of God the Father spoke from a cloud which enveloped all of them there on the mountain top!. Kinda wish I had been there, too, you know?

So much to reflect upon. God's glory. An occasion for a testimony from heaven itself about who Jesus was as the Son of God! An absolutely unforgettable moment, not only for Jesus as the Son of Man, but also for those three disciples.

Although the bible has certain “moments of God's glory”, they don't always seem to come about just because someone prays, “Lord, give me a glory moment!” There are wonderful stories of God's glory being manifested in worship services, and in the lives of the saints, and personal moments of God's revelation of his Presence (such is the story of the taking up into heaven the prophet Elijah by fiery chariot!) And certainly, we have the capacity to indeed pray, “Lord, send forth your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth” (which includes renewing us ON this earth)! I don't have a problem with that prayer. But the transfiguration of Jesus, that one's not going to be repeated – at least not until we see Jesus, the Son of God, the Lamb of God, the Lord of Lords, in heaven.

Still, there is something we can learn for ourselves here. On the other side of this story is the very practical matter of the disciples and Jesus coming back DOWN the mountain and to the valley below. The reality is that even though God's Glory was seen and felt and experienced, it is in fact for the moment, and then comes the valley below. Most of us realize this as the courses of life itself, and that a balanced life, especially a balanced devotional life in prayer, bible reading, and fellowship, will take the glories and the valleys into consideration for their daily lives. If that is you, then, wonderful. Keep your eyes and ears on Jesus, and you can be considered to be “running the race” as St. Paul said, of faith in Christ.

There are, however, the extremes to which Jesus would also have been speaking. These would be those who are thinking that their entire life was meant to be one glorious ride; and there are those who cannot see that there ever has been any glory, and expecting there never to be any glorious moments for the rest of their lives. If those sound familiar, then allow me to gently warn you. I'm not going to warn you that your salvation is in jeopardy, so let that one be set aside. No, the warning is that both of these extremes lead those persons to lives of depression and desperation – if you haven't already gotten there. This depression and desperation is insidious. It not only affects the person in question, but it also- as they used to say – comes out sideways, and eventually quite often very directly, towards others, and in every life gathering. That person's demeanor infects their job community, their family, their friends, their social groupings, and their church fellowship.

Jesus' life is our model. Here is the Son of God, also equally the Son of Man, who knows the Father in Heaven, hears from him, is moved directly by his Spirit, receives revelation no one else does. At the same time, he has people who want to kill him, crowds and individuals who make enormous and outrageous demands on his energies and time, strong leaders who are constantly challenging and confronting him. And of course, an inglorious death on a cross. I do not see any expectation from Jesus that he expected a constant cloud of Glory to be attending and visiting him 24/7. Neither should we.

And on the other hand, this same Jesus spends time with God the Father in reflection, quiet time, prayer alone wherever, and even in the Garden with sweat like drops of blood, knows and expects Him to be present to him. Even when he is dog tired, he will pray for crowds of individuals and expect that when he touches them or speaks to them they will be healed and demons leave them. The key promise that he even says out loud gives us his insight, “My Father knows me.” Yes, and the Father knows you, too.

To bring yourself back into a balance of devotional life as a Christian, let me suggest to you these solutions to these two extremes (as simplistic as they sound) when you are in the valley; look for the Glory of what has been, what is now, and your hope for things to come; when you are expecting nothing as the matter of course for your life, look for God's ear, and his presence will follow; get somewhere alone and start talking to God about you and what you need from him. Just give him some time to talk to you. These are matters to practice and practice again. Soon, though, the extremes can be modified as the Holy Spirit works his glory in you.

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector



This Sunday and Beyond - January 21, 2018
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The Gospel lesson that we will hear being read at church on Sunday has a lot to do with what can be called “transition.” Not just “change”, but all the things that can happen when change takes place. You could say you changed your favorite color from white to green. You could say that your boss changed your work assignment from this to that. You could say, “Then we changed pastors.” All those describe the “what”, and maybe the “when.” But they don't describe the “how” or “why” or the details of moving from one to the other. That would be “transition.”

In the first part of the Gospel (the Good News) reading, we hear that John the Baptizer was arrested, and that after that took place Jesus came to the region of Galilee (up by the Sea of Galilee) proclaiming the good news of God. He is quoted as saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near....” Here is a massive change in the voice proclaiming Good News. It was John, and now it is Jesus. Jesus makes it clear that the change was planned, and that this was the time. John knew it was coming, and said so publicly; Jesus knew it was coming, and went to where John had been baptizing in order to, if you will, pass the baton. You should know that it wasn't just change for Jesus and for John. This change affected each and every one of John's followers.

Don't you wish that every time change took place in your life you could have seen it coming and planned on it? Even if, as in the case of John, the transition wasn't so nice? And what about those disciples of John the baptizer, who mostly didn't seem too happy about this change up, even if John warned them it was coming?!

And that is the meaning of the phrase, “change can be hard.” There is a transition. How have you handled such moments? Especially the times of change that you DIDN'T see coming, or didn't WANT to see coming?

The second part of the reading is again about change and transition. In one sense it is a happy part of the transition for John's disciples. In this case Jesus is calling men to follow him, and some of those in the story used to be John's disciples. So there is the story of transition for them, from sad and perhaps confused regarding John's ending up in prison, but now following exactly the person John pointed to in the kingdom's relay. Again, though, there are others in the story. John and James will leave their fishing boat – with their father in it – and immediately begin following Jesus. There's a huge change for Zebedee and the family business! Unfortunately, we don't hear the rest of that transition story for Zebedee. We do know that their mom followed along later with them, as they followed Jesus. That was part of her transition story.

Change can be difficult for us. This simple Gospel story helps us know that these same issues and concerns and emotions and difficulties are not new, that God knows of them in our lives. And yet God calls us to make changes, and to move through the transition to match his will for us. That means that we somehow end up being in line with what he wants for us, not necessarily what WE think is where we should be or end up. And that would be a successful, Godly, transition.

The question then becomes how we traverse that transition, no matter what kind of change is taking place in our lives. We have to ask “the how” because - I think you'll agree-- not all change is good. And not every transition is without risk. The answer from the entire Bible, including this short and simple story from the Gospel of Mark, is to keep our eyes upon Jesus:. John the baptizer did, with Jesus foremost in his mind and soul even when he was in prison; the disciples did at the sea of Galilee as they made a change that would mean moving away from their father.

The second part of the answer is while you are keeping your eyes on Jesus, you are evaluating, considering, challenging who you are as God would want you to be. The purpose of this is so that in transition from one thing to the next you are setting things aside, and taking things on, that bring you in line with what God wants from you and for you when you get to that new place. As difficult as it might be in transition, then, it will still be a successful one, and to God's glory, and your maturity as one of his.

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector


“Following Jesus is Good”
(A Sunday reflection on John 1:43-51)

This Sunday and Beyond - January 14, 2018
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Isn’t it quite amazing when other people absorb your actions into theirs? I don’t mean your bad or wrong actions. No one will want to take any credit for your bad actions! Just your good ones, or if not “good” ones, the things you do that at the least assist them in some way. We hear about this kind of thing so often in business, or even in education circles. Actually, anywhere there are groups of people who have a common task at hand, and where there is a leader or smaller group leader, we hear this taking place. Its quite simple – you have an idea, or you accomplished something, and rather than give you all the credit, that supervisor or group leader or boss simply absorbs that by telling others what THEY did. You may have had that happen to you. Or, back to the “bad” stuff, you got fired, or dismissed, or ignored without much allowance for mistakes!

Those moments, either way, “good” or “bad” things on your part, hurt your feelings. Now, we could talk about coping skills, not taking offense, “letting it go”, facing the reality of an unfair world, maintaining a strong self-identity (leading to personal confidence), knowing and setting personal social boundaries, establishing friendships and community networks, and more. But that’s not where I’m headed on this one.

On Sunday morning, January 14, we are going to hear in Church a reading from the Gospel according to St. John, from the first chapter. Of course, you don’t have to be in church to hear it or read it on your own ( I invite you, however, to come to church so you can hear it while enjoying the company of others with the same purpose). In that reading, we will hear about a man named Philip, whom Jesus came to and said, “follow me.” And Philip did. Can we go back to my first thoughts for a moment? Often this same kind of scenario happens when we hear the voice or story or vision of someone that we want to work with or work for. In some fashion, we hear “come with me”, and so we sign up. So what happens in the rest of the story of Jesus and Philip is going to break that stereotype of poor leadership I started with. You see, Philip gets excited about who he believes Jesus says he is, and who he is going to be, that is, the Messiah, the Salvation, of Israel. So he goes and does some recruiting. In that part of the story comes the difference. Nathaniel, Philip’s recruit, has just had Jesus point out something about him that he couldn’t possibly have known. And Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." He didn’t say, “Yes, I know you, and always have.” He brought Philip into the equation. He gave credit to Philip for doing the recruiting that brought about the face-to-face between Nate and Jesus.

This is the God we believe in. The One who knows us by name, the One who chooses to work with us, the One who values our devotion and work for His benefit; He does not dismiss us, and will never forget us. This is the One in whom to believe.

One more thing from what I started with at the beginning: the proof of God the Son’s valuing and loving us is when what He knew to be our solution for eternal life was going to be carried out. We had to be redeemed – as in someone had to pay for us to be released from the captivity of doing bad things – and Jesus did this for us. In other words, when we did something bad or wrong God provided a way for us not to be dismissed or fired for ever. Thanks be to God.

There are two major reasons, why God gets it right, because that is God’s plan and He is faithful to it and thus to us. We may continue having our difficulties here on earth (and we need to do what we can as we have the opportunity to identify such un-Godly behaviors), but we can be assured that the most helpful thing we can do is Follow Jesus, the Great Leader of all. It is good.

Father Robert Eaton, Interim Rector