Dear St. Luke Community,
This was one of those weeks that reminded me of just how great Bible Study is. In fact, Beth called me after Bible Study to tell me it was the best it had ever been. And the reason? Because the pastor went into Bible Study with no enthusiasm around the scriptures and instead relied on the wisdom of the group to lead her. The discussion that took place was filled with insight, meaning and humor.
So what did we decide for Sunday? Seems this Sunday you’re going to hear about the Devil! That’s something we just never do in Mainline Protestant churches in Marin county and I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into. At this point, all I can think of is Flip Wilson’s old routine, “The Devil made me do it!”
I plan on enjoying the next few days thinking about the concept of the little red being with horns and a pitchfork. But I also look forward to naming some of the ways that the concept of a force, whether outside of us or within us, tries to convince us that we’re not worthy of love or forgiveness. I suppose this force could work in the other direction as well, convincing us that we’re above reproach. This is going to be fun.
See You Sunday,