Browsing the March 2020 archive of The Pastor's Note
Posted by Diana Wuertz on 3/27/20
Lent is not about suffering and sacrifice. It's a corridor to new life. Good Friday is not about evil and pain and death. It's the door that Jesus opens to invite us into that new life.
Yes, suffering is part of the Lenten journey (which can be experienced ... Read More »
Posted by Diana Wuertz on 3/21/20
Conversion to Christ is a process. The blind man in the Gospel reading exemplifies this journey into faith. Notice that at first he did not go to Jesus. Jesus came to him. The man responded by waiting to see what would happen and then by obeying Jesus.
Conversion ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/13/20
What are you thirsty for? Thirst is what happens when we lack something vital. Water is essential for our physical survival, and our bodies signal us when it's time to drink fluids to stay healthy.
Likewise, water is necessary for our spiritual survival, albeit a different sort of ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/06/20
Atop Mount Tabor, the pure light of Christ was revealed, as seen in this Gospel reading. The Father said, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him."
The transfiguration is repeated every time we listen to him and allow our faith to be enlightened more today than it was ... Read More »