Symbols: Fleur-de-Lis

February 10, 2014

Reblogged from: I'm Just Saying\

“Those who would follow Jesus are taught that we have time to care for one another through small acts of mercy because God’s mercy is without limits. Abundance, not scarcity, is the mark of God’s kingdom. But that abundance must be made manifest through the lives of a people who have discovered that they can trust God and one another. Such trust is not an irrational gesture against the chaos of life, but rather a witness to the very character of God’s care of creation. So, it is no wonder that Jesus directs our attention to birds and lilies to help us see how it is possible to live in joyful recognition that God has given us more than we need.” –Stanley Hauerwas

three little birds

Fear is rooted in the belief that there isn’t enough: not enough time, not enough resources, not enough people who love me. Who is in charge of how you see the world? Is fear in charge? Is worry in charge? Let us let go of our fears and worries so that God, through Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit defines our context and our reality. . .

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