Sermons by The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson (Page 20)
Our being Christian is not really about us; it’s about us, as Christians, making a difference in the world. I love this about Christianity~ that the pattern of our life is to be renewed by worship to then go out into the world as the apostolate, the apostles, sharing the good news, making a difference to others.
Some of us may be on our road to Emmaus, walking in that darkness, waiting for the light to shine. Our horizon may be very bleak at the moment. And yet, our story reminds us that even in, or especially in, those gray and black places of our lives, Jesus walks besides us.
However, there is a broader context into which the gospel of John invites us. John’s focus in the garden, while it was still dark, on the first day of the week, is not the surprise of the resurrection, but it is of the importance and priority of Jesus’ impending ascension to the Father.
I wanted to unwrap with her the fullness of the gift of life, which I believe actually includes and is not the opposite of death.
I believe scripture is written to invite us into God’s unfolding salvation story. We are integral to this process for with each story offered to us, we can find ourselves therein.
One of the most grueling and yet formational parts of becoming a priest is preparing for and taking the General Ordination Exams. Seminarians are tested in seven canonical areas and the testing is spread out over 3 days