Be Vulnerable, Be Authentic

You heal. 
And want us to do the same. 

You love. 
And expect us to love. 

You give us authority.
And send us out. 

You tell us, “Be vulnerable, be authentic.”
And remind us it is risky. 
You tell us, “Go. Do the work.”
And accept not everyone or everyplace is ready. 

Let us pray,
Give us strength and willingness,
Strengthen our resolve to love and act. 
Supply us with your wisdom,
That we know when to stay or go. 
Make your presence known,
guide our steps 
assuring our journey 
is an extension of you. Amen. 

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He 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.

Posted in Call to Worship, Mark, Mark 6, Mark 6:1-13, New Testament

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