HERE’S WHERE WE’RE
Sunday, May 29
at 8:30 AM and 11 AM
Galatians 1 : 1 - 12;
Luke 7 : 1 - 10
I am grateful that the Rev. Bill Killough, a United Methodist chaplain assigned to Fort stewart, is proclaiming God’s Word among you this Sunday, while I take a few days of personal time to recharge. I can’t speak for him here, but I can share with you what captures me so about Luke’s story that you will hear.
The words are from Edward F. Markquart, who marvels at what this centurion, whose slave is in danger of dying, has done to get Jesus’ attention:
“He built their synagogue. What kind of person is this who not only is unprejudiced towards someone else, but is willing to build a temple for their religion? Imagine a Jew in Israel building an Arab mosque? Does that make sense? Or a Palestinian building a Jewish synagogue? Or a Hindu building a temple in Pakistan? Or a Pakistani building a temple for his enemies in India? What kind of person is this centurion?”
Indeed! May our common prayer be that we would be so extraordinary in our generosity that Jesus would turn to us, see us, love us, forgive us, heal us.