Events, Stories and Reflections Emerging from Across the Nation
Last weekend Jericho Road Church in Nanaimo held a retreat- we reflected on the initial words and actions of Jesus as he sends his disciples out on mission (Matthew 9:35 – 10:13) and a few things stick out to me as I continue to reflect on that passage.
Bob & Margot are in the midst of discerning what God might be up to in Cochrane and how their lived experience, skills and passion intersect with God's already present and loving action. They are doing field research in Cochrane...
As he shared about the thoroughness of this self-examination and the work of confessing his wrongs to another I was incredibly moved by his courage and honesty and the peace that came as a result
To examine our lives is a perfect start to Lent. We need this discipline, and we need it more than once a year! But each year as we confess these things again to God, I am again renewed in my faith in a merciful God, and drawn to love Him more.
Because one of the most inspiring realities about God’s love made visible in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is His relationships with those who followed Him on earth – His Disciples. It’s in the context of those relationships that the extraordinary love and compassion of God is revealed despite the constant failures of those who followed – as best as they knew how.