Occasionally this meme pops up on social media that involves some painting or image of Jesus with the disciples crowded around him. The text usually reads “Nobody talks about Jesus’ miracle of having 12 close friends in his 30s.” It’s a meme with some truth to it. As I have moved from high school to college to working (changing cities along the way) how I meet, make, keep, and lose friends has certainly changed. For a lot of folks, these life transitions can mean transitions in friends and in loneliness. In a world where we have a myriad of ways to send someone a text, photo, or video, how can we, as people of faith, manage our relationships?
Last week we had a great start to our Lenten program “With Love.” Were you not able to make it last week? Not a problem, you can join us this week! We will gather this Thursday at 4 pm to continue our conversation by taking a look at our relationships with friends, enemies, and strangers. We hope to see you!
Tuesday at 6 pm is Pasta night at Trinity Commons! One of the favorites is back: Sausage and Savoy Cabbage in Marinara with Ziti. It’s delicious, even if you think you don’t like cabbage we bet you’ll enjoy this.
Thursday, 4-5 pm, at Trinity Commons, is our second session in the With Love Series – “Others: Friends, Enemies, Strangers.” Bring yourself, your questions, and invite a friend! (Hey have you taken the survey yet? Let us know where you are coming from by taking a few minutes to answer some questions.
On Campus This Week
Tuesday at BSC: Thomas will be in the front of the Caf around 9 am if you’d like to come by and talk, share what’s on your mind, or just say hey. Our short Eucharist takes place in Yeilding Chapel at 11:45 and it’s never too late to come say some prayers, hear what Jesus has to say, and find his presence in sacrament and friend.
Wednesday at Samford: Thomas will be in the University Center (near the O Henry’s) around 9 am if you’d like to come by and talk, share what’s on your mind, or just say hey. Our short Eucharist takes place in Reid Chapel at Noon and it’s never too late to come say some prayers, hear what Jesus has to say, and find his presence in sacrament and friend.
Thursday at UAB: Thomas will be at a table near the exit to Univ. Blvd in the Hill Center around 10 am if you’d like to come by and talk, share what’s on your mind, or just say hey. Join me for lunch or coffee; I’ll be there until around 3 pm and I hope to see you this week.