A Falling Out

Paul and the Corinthians had a falling out. 
It’s not gone well.

Paul is as human as any of us.
We are molded by the same Creator.

Conflict. Hurt. Polarization. Rejection. 
These are the ways of humanity.

There is always a way forward. It is a way that follows Jesus through conflict, anger, hurt, polarization, sadness, and rejection.
God has a dream and a hope for us.

Embrace the dream.
Immerse yourselves in the waters of hope.
We follow the One whose expansive love is for black lives, trans lives, poor lives, straight lives, and immigrant lives. 

Holy One, show us the way through.
Touch us at this hour. Move our hearts and our souls. 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 2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 2, 2 Corinthians 2:1-10, 2 Corinthians 2:1-11, Call to Worship, Invocation, New Testament

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