Friday, October 11, 2013

welcome for all

Good morning sisters and brothers,
I'd like to remind everyone of our movie night at Laurelton tonight. We'll be showing a kid friendly movie at 7 and a more adult movie starting about 8:30. We'll have some refreshments and you can count on a good time.

Today's reading is a great reminder that Jesus didn't come for people who have it all together. Sometimes we think church or religion are for people who have it figured out. The truth is that Jesus came especially for sinners. One of the main points of the church is to provide support for all of us to figure it out and grow in faith together. That means we need to welcome each other and stay open to Christ's transforming love.

God bless,

Matthew 9:9-13
9As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. 10And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”

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