Easy to Say; Hard to Do

Prayer of Confession

We confess it is easy to claim to follow you and much harder to act on it. Forgive us when we forget that Jesus showed us the way. Remind us that though it is hard, you make our journey possible. Thank you for your unending love and your relentless presence. Amen.

Assurance of Grace

It is hard, life that is. It is harder still to live as Jesus taught and showed us. It is easy to get sidetracked. And, yet, God never gives up on us. God never stops loving and pointing the way. This is Good News. We are beloved.

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.

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Lent, Lent 1, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 17-31, narrative lectionary, New Testament

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