Pastor Barb’s Weekly Msg 2/12/17

Grace and peace to you all!

Again this week, I share this prayer from Steve Garnaas-Holmes on Sunday’s lectionary readings.  May these words nurture your life, in body and soul.

 I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live.

—Deuteronomy 30.19
You have heard, “You shall not murder,” but I say if you are angry you are out of tune with God’s mercy.
—Matthew 5.20-21

God help me to truly love:
to let go of getting my way,
to let go of being right,
let go of my agenda
even to be just and righteous,
to satisfy you…
and instead to love people,
to choose life— not for me
but for them.
Share with me your love
that I may live for others’ sake
and all my choices be
for the sake of their life,
their deep and free and abundant life,
trusting that you have already chosen life for me.

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