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.

16 February 2014

Sermon, Epiphany V, 9 February 2014 - Don't Worry, It'll be Dark

On being light and salt, or how God will shine through you and the sufficiency of being "spiritual but not religious."  Being spiritual is an inwardly focused way of being that does not meet the call of Christ to be redeeming the world, whereas religion is the lived practice of spirituality for others and the world.  One without the other is not enough.  We are called to be light for the world, salt for the world.  And salt makes us more of ourselves, more salty, more quirky.

Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12)
1 Corinthians 2:1-12, (13-16)
Matthew 5:13-20
Psalm 112:1-9, (10)

The Collect
Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.