All Saints’ Church / January 31, 2016
Evening Prayer / 5pm
Proper 13 / Year B
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany / Year C
Good and gracious God, you eclipse our best words, and still we know that you are with us. May our thoughts and prayers and rumblings tonight be holy in your sight. Amen.
Tonight I am thinking about following Jesus–what it means to follow Jesus.
The beauty of this evening prayer service is that everyone is welcome here, to talk along if you wish, or simply to listen, to let words fall over your ears and bodies. To come together, a group who wouldn’t be together in any other context. To look at each other. To look into each other’s eyes and not have to come up with anything to say. We give it all to you in a little bulletin to follow along.
A chance to sit in silence. When do we do that at other times in our lives?
Anyone can do this with us, no matter what you think about who God is, or even if there is a God, and no matter what you think about Jesus.
But I want to talk about Jesus today, and what it means to follow him. Whether we are far along that journey with him, or at the very beginning, or perhaps walking on a parallel path, or maybe a path that is about to cross, or even a path that has already crossed.
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