How am I responding to God’s love for me?
As you and I go through our day today let’s frequently ask ourselves that question
When I was a boy my mother told me that “Happiness is something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.” Now in my senior years I realize how wise she was. Listen to your mother!
As the years gave gone by I have come to see that the more I know the more I know that I don’t know.
It is a grace, a gift from God.
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune – without the words –
And never stops at all.”
February 3, 2014
Reform your Church
and give her the courage to be,
to follow you and do your word.
May she cease in her attempts
do dominate men.
May she make no more demands
and claim no more privileges,
but only try to contribute
to men's happiness.
May she neither repel nor exclude anyone
by the words she uses
or the ideas she has,
but be open to everyone
who seeks to live
a happy and creative life.
Help us to remember, God,
that we were sent
only to spread your grace
in all humility,
because we have been accepted by you
and always need forgiveness.
Your Word is Near, by Huub Oosterhuis