Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

29 May 2011

Sermon, Easter VI, Year A, 2011 - Reverence

Reverence as a Virtue and posture of life. As Christians, we are called to have Christ dwell within us and we hold that same view of others. We must learn to bow to Christ in ourselves, each other, and in the natural world that God has made. This is true reverence, and as a virtue it makes demands on us. As Richard Rohr and others have said, it takes an intentionally chosen "second naiveté." We must choose to live in a God-infused world, as God abides within us as the Spirit, and we trust that the world is redeemed in the work of the Son and our Lord. The readings for today all bear this out.

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Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:7-18
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21

The Collect (Prayer) of the Day

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.