Goodbye Scorpions; Hello Wholeness

*Call to Worship

Jealously clinging to our narrative, we release scorpions, and
let our God-ordained wholeness slip from our grasp.
God forgive us. Inspire us to be One.

Forgetting that power is about compassionate caretaking, we mark our territory. 
Instead, make us “like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.” (Psalm 72:6 NRSV)

The elements of division run deep in human history.
But God’s dream for creation is wholeness and oneness.

Forgive us. Inspire us. Make us like showers over the earth.
May we dream with God in this hour leaving closer to wholeness and oneness. 

Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children, their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tim has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

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