A place of respite.

Come into this space of respite. The stress, evils, and hardships of the world have manifested in our bodies and souls.
Beleaguered by the world, we are weary.

Come into sanctuary with the great mystery. Be present with dust and breath, with earth and divinity.
We come to be restored by the breath of the creating One. We come to be one in the presence of one another.

Acknowledge the stress, evils, hurts, and hardships of the world that you’ve absorbed and carry with you. 
We seek healing and wholeness and connection.

Take into yourselves the world, integrate it with the Imago Dei (the image of God) within you and together create something holy.
We seek to remake, to restore, and transform ourselves before one another and the mysterious One.

Come into this space of respite. Open your whole beings to the balm of healing. 
We open our hearts to the new creation made of dust and breath, of the world and of divinity, of our dark places and the light that resides within.

Be ready. Wholeness awaits. 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 7, Mark 7:1-23, New Testament

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