This week we’re off to camp with our young people. Blogging will be nil unless I get the hook up from my IT friend. Should we get a connection, we will give some updates from the Creek.
Archives for June 2004
Great thought from the late Henri Nouwen on being …
Of Being and Doing
Henri J. M. Nouwen
Being is more important than doing, the heart is more important than the mind, and doing things together is more important than doing things alone.
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Several big projects are taking time from blogging. Posting will be light for a few weeks.
Sunday evening brought a surprise. About ten years ago on this past Sunday, Snow Hill Baptist Church invited us, out family, to come and for me to pastor the church. We were blessed by the expresssions of love and appreciation. We look forward to many more years ahead as we follow Jesus here on The Hill.
I found this quote thought-provoking,
Jesus selected and prepared the company of twelve disciples as the prefiguration of the people of God, the continuation and extension of Israel as God’s witness to the nations. The resurrected Lord encountered his confused disciples in Galilee and continued their formation into a “missionary community,” a “sent out people,” whose apostolic ministry would become possible when the Spirit came upon them, when the promised Paraclete entered into their midst. Their transition from discipleship to apostolate was Jesus’ intention in his formation of the church as the community which was “to prolong the logic of his own ministry in an imaginative and creative way amid historical circumstances that were in many respects new and different.” This strong sense of Jesus’ preparation of the early church for its mission pervades all four Gospels. It is clearly stated in the earliest Gospel when Jesus calls the twelve, “whom he also name apostles, to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the messgae, and to have authority to cast out demons” (Mark 3:13-14). It is the dominanat theme of the latest Gospel: “As the Father hath sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21; “sending” = “mission”). (The Continuing Conversion of the Church, Guder, p.50)