September 23, 2018
Embracing the Future, Now
Scripture lessons: Proverbs 31:10-31 , Mark 9:30-37 Embracing the Future, Now PDF
September 16, 2018
Prophet and Gains
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 50:4-9, Mark 8:27-38 Prophet and Gains PDF
September 2, 2018
Scripture lessons: James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-23 PDF
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How do you get from here to there? Whether you are getting to work, church, school, or the things you do for relaxation and fun, you probably have your favorite mode of transportation. Especially if you are a morning commuter, your decision of whether to take a bus, ferry, drive, Uber, bike, subway, carpool, or some combo of these is probably made of a complex formula that takes into account timing, comfort level, cost, the environment, need for exercise, traffic, need for personal space, and what you are doing at work that day- in other words, how ragged can you afford to look and feel before you have a meeting?
I might have the easiest commute of anyone in this room, except perhaps for our volunteers and students. I live about a half mile from church, so unless it is pouring rain or I am doing something further away like hospital visits, I walk to church as much as I can. Sometimes I find I can do ministry along the way, such as when I see Leo playing basketball with his friends in the park, or talk with a stranger and tell them about our church.
The actor Cynthia Nixon just announced last week her candidacy for New York Governor, and if you saw her campaign ad, you would have noticed transportation had a big role. The ad shows her descending the stairs to the New York Subway, and also shows her riding a train…