Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.... This will give you an opportunity to testify." —Luke 21.5-6, 13
Let go of human things; hang onto God.
When sacred structures fall apart, then the Holy Presence will have to dwell in us ourselves.
When people can no longer find forgiveness in old systems, then the community of faith itself will have to bear forgiveness to them.
No single stone is sacred; they are all needed to make a temple. Stay connected.
When the world around you descends into darkness, you can still shine with light.
Don't expect society to go your way, but don't go with it. Bear witness to another Way.
The reason you were born, the the purpose for which God brought you into this world, is to bear God's forgiving presence into a world that is desperate for it. Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net
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