Readings: Hebrews 10:26-39
Books: A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Madeline L’Engle from the Foreward to Lewis’s book A Grief Observed:
“For the true consolations of religion are not rosy and cozy, but comforting in the true meaning of that word: com-fort: with strength. Strength to go on living, and to trust that whatever Joy needs [Lewis’s wife], or anyone we love who has died needs, is being taken care of by that Love which began it all.”
Martin Luther from “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (Hymn):
“Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also, the body they may kill, God’s truth abideth still. His Kingdom is forever.”
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.