Saturday, September 17, 2016

Heart of God

John 12:44-50 
Then Jesus cried aloud: “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.”
We have been here at the house of Bishops in Detroit.  We have spoken and listened a good deal about how we live into being membersaid of the Jesus movement. I had the opportunity to preach last night and was terrified. I spoke from my heart, sharing my story. I spoke of our understanding the need to see each other as relatives. We are all related.
Jesus spoke of his intimate relationship with God the Father.  And he told all those who will listen that through our relationshipto Jesus we are intimate with the heart of God. We are embedded in God's love. We are invited to live love by loving our neighbors. 
Today, I ask God to help me walk in love. May we understand how connected and embedded we are now and always in the heart of God.

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