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Feb 13

Romans 12:9-13

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Reflection: The Rev. Valerie Balling Rector, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Monmouth Junction, NJ These few verses are the essense of the Baptismal Covenant, the blue-print of how to live as a Christian. Imagine what the world, or even our churches, would be like if we actually followed these tenets. Let's accept the challenge and practice thems each day, making them our holy habits.

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  • Reflection: The Rev. Ollie Rencher Rector, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN Board of Directors, The Gathering of Leaders The baptismal call to navigate this world and other human beings, our companion images of God, in the love, light, and hope of Jesus is no small charge. This daily invitation presents countless opportunities and lifechanging choices to move deeper into the way of Jesus and to make him known. Whenever we bless, rejoice, weep, serve, and seek both equity and peace with another, we faithfully are practicing Christian goodness. In all things and with God’s help, let us choose goodness in the name of Jesus.
  • Reflection: The Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining Rector, St. Christopher's Episcopal, Gladwyne, PA Board of Directors, Gathering of Leaders In his letter to the Romans, Paul is asking us to “understand a mystery” so that we “may not claim to be wiser than we are.” How can one understand a mystery—especially one as complex as he is describing here? Perhaps, Paul is reminding us that the only wisdom we can truly claim is the knowledge that God knows infinitely more then we can ask or imagine. What a glorious mystery that is!
  • Reflection: The Rev. Emily Mellott Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Moorestown, NJ Who are you? Paul pushes us to keep digging into the question of identity, of who we are in relationship to God. We are not who we think we are: as righteous humans, as agents of change, as autonomous creatures. We are, instead, who God thinks we are. And even when that looks like destruction from our point of view, God sees us as part of the plan of redemption. When has your self-image or your community’s image been challenged? What might God’s image of you be right now? -------------------------------------------------- Reflection: The Rev. Deborah Meister Rector, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, South Glastonbury, CT Does the clay say to the potter, "Why have you made me like this?" YES! All the time! We say it when we are frustrated by our deficiencies, or when the gifts we have turn out not to be the gifts we want. We say it when we condemn one another, saying "this person" or "that group" is deficient, wrong, evil, worthy only of condemnation. And this insight should guard us against the too-common error of reading anti-Semitism into this passage. For that, too, would be the creation judging the creator's work. Rather, Paul is pointing us toward mystery, toward the real limitations of what we, as creatures, can know and should seek to know. Each of our neighbors is an act of God we can only begin to fathom; accepting this plants the seed of humility that spurs us in all our uncertainties to turn to Christ, seek to emulate his love, and be saved.
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