In his first encounter with those who follow him, Jesus turns and asks them, “What are you looking for?” It is an essential question for everyone who wants to follow Jesus. In fact, it is the central question of discipleship every single day. What, exactly, are we looking for? Does following Jesus somehow insulate us from the swift and varied changes of this world? Is that what we are looking for? Well, Jesus certainly understood the perils of popularity and how fleeting security can be. Does following Jesus mean guaranteed prosperity or abundance? Is that what we’re after? That might come as a surprise to the Lord, who had no place to call home, and who tended to the poor. Does following Jesus protect us from grief and loss of loved ones? No, Jesus bears that grief and sorrow for us. At the start of a new year, it might be good to ask ourselves the original question Jesus asked that day: “What are you looking for?”
SUNDAY MORNING ROLL-OUT!
St. Mary's will serve a hot breakfast from 8:30-9:45 EVERY SUNDAY. Rev. Bill will take the floor from 9:10 to 9:50 during breakfast and offer a lesson and reflection on the inexhaustible subject of being “Unabashedly Episcopalian.”
Fellowship, breaking bread, and bringing the congregation from both the first and second service together. Come whenever breakfast is being served, at whatever time suits your schedule.
It will be informal, casual, participatory, and fun! You don’t have to follow a syllabus be prepared. You don’t have to be “on time” either. Come when you can. Just eat good food and spend some fun time with your fellow parishioners!
They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. They also broke bread and prayed together. Acts 2:42