Sterilizing our faith

4 thoughts on “Sterilizing our faith”

  1. As I read your post, I think that maybe our faith is meant to be messy, with trials and errors, efforts and discouragement…
    My faith is in limbo these days. i believe, I love to say the Apostles’ Creed, but I feel away from ‘Church’ in general… Longing for the Eucharist, for community, for kindred spirits… For resting my head on Jesus’s shoulder…
    Thank you for helping me look at what goes on with my faith 🙂

  2. Sometimes I wonder if people read the Gospels – the messiness of Jesus’ actions; the people he was friends with; the people he tried to change – all very different from what the world expects. His whole ministry would probably be counted a failure by our standards – our ways are not God’s ways yet we think we know better. We are invited to rest our head on Jesus’ shoulder no matter who we are – because he calls us friends. The best thing about friends is getting to know them not thinking we already do.

  3. Andie…..yes this is a message we need. Our instinct is to pull away from the world, circle the wagons so to speak, but Jesus got right down into the messy world unflinchingly. Hard to do, but it is what He has called us to. The church of my childhood had this kind of mentality, and maybe it was a good lesson for me, because sometimes I lapse back into that kind of thinking….Thank you for this reminder. Lori

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