Yesterday’s post included more internecine Methodist data than I usually share, but it was clarifying and therapeutic for me to tell the story and to connect the dots with our larger landscape.
I need time to process what’s going on externally (war in Europe, political craziness in the US, church secessions) and internally (family and friends’ medical situations, new opportunities to give and serve, deciding among some attractive dividend stocks, planning a camping trip). So, for today:
Three question-prompting, yet-to-be-processed notes from a men’s retreat last weekend:
“I heard this love story (of God’s unconditional grace) in a transactional time (when Christianity focused on saying and doing things considered correct by the prevailing culture).”
“We’re all in recovery from things that don’t work anymore.”
“Sanctification isn’t a status to be achieved, but rather the process of being made whole.”