They asked Jesus, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, `I am he!’ and, `The time is near!’ Do not go after them. “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.”
- Have you ever had trouble saying goodbye or letting go of something important to you? What, if anything, helped you?
- Are you someone who looks forward to going to new places, meeting new people, and having new experiences, or are you more comfortable with the familiar?
- Where do you hear God inviting you to overcome the fear you have?
- Where and in what way is God inviting you into building a new future for yourself and others?
Part of the challenge of college life is finding a place where you can fit it, belong, be yourself, and meet people. At its best that’s what the church is, a place where anyone can find a community of people to support and who support them. It’s why community matters so much to us, and why we’re continually on the lookout for a place to go. We want to connect our lives to something more than just ourselves, and grow into the fullness of who we can be…if we’re just given a chance and a little help. Jesus gives the woman the healing she needs to fully participate in the community she already has and it’s a community which meets her need to connect with God.
If you’re looking to connect your life with the life God invites you into then I hope to see you tonight at 6pm at Trinity Commons for Eucharist and a free supper after the service. We hope you’ll make the community a better place by being here too so we can all praise God and stand up straight.
We look forward to seeing you!