Bearing Goodness

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." - Romans 12:21- Last Saturday our country was reminded that we are not as tolerant as we like to believe. We are shocked by the images of white men and women marching with Nazi paraphernalia. We are horrified that someone felt the right to drive his car into a crowd of counter protesters killing Heather Heyer. After last Saturday, we can no longer deny the presence Americans who hold such a deep sense racism they feel justified hurting people who are of a different skin color or disagree with their beliefs. In the midst of this hate, I am drawn to Paul's letter to the Romans where he reminds the church to "not be overcome by evil,


Reflection "When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth." - Matthew 19:16 "Do you own your possessions?" OR "Do your possessions own you?" Last Sunday, we listened for the gospel within the 2016 movie, Dr. Strange. This movie tells the story of a neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange, who almost missed out on becoming a superhero because of his unwillingness to believe in a reality beyond the physical/medical world. This reluctance to "let go" of his worldview almost cost him the opportunity to embrace his life calling (not to mention the Cape of Levitation!) It's not hard to notice the difference between Dr. Strange and the Rich Young Ruler, who rejected Jesu

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