Thursday, July 5, 2012
July 4, 2012
This week we began our summer Sundays with neighbours at Knox-Metropolitan United Church. For four weeks they will come here and lead worship; we will offer hospitality, refreshments, a program for children, and babyfold care. Then we will be their guests for four weeks and lead worship there. Incidentally, worship time there is at 10:30, half an hour later than here. So if you come this week, come at ten. If you come to worship July 29 – August 19, come at 10:30.
Steven Johann is the minister at Knox-Met, and he preached Sunday. He asked us to look at our hands. Look at yours. How have your hands been busy? What stories could the marks or wrinkles or blemishes tell?
He read the Bible stories from Mark about Jesus healing a woman with a haemorrhage, and a little girl.
We can restore people in our own ways, he reminded us – how do we use our hands? How do we embody God’s love with the work of our hands?
Good food for thought. Good question to ponder as you dry dishes, or grasp the car steering wheel, or shake a neighbour’s hand. Good news that we reach out with God.
The Rev. Dr. Catherine Faith MacLean