Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
The Sermon on the Mount begins with the pronouncement of blessings on the disciples of Jesus, but as the sermon continues, it becomes clear that what Jesus is asking for is not easy. As the sermon comes to a close, Jesus makes it clear that what his disciples are called to is the hard road and the narrow gate. But those who stay on the path, those who are poor in spirit, those who fast and pray and give alms, those who do not give in to worry, they will find life.
When the road gets difficult, we can rely on our blessedness. When we feel alone, we can rely on the fact that we are children of God, brothers and sisters in Christ. Our journey on the hard road is not one that we take alone.
We are in a stressful time in our country. There is lots of anxiety and uncertainty for folks, but we are not alone. I invite you to pray for our communities, our country, and our elected officials. For those that might find it helpful, you can use this litany and prayers for each day.
I hope to see you on campus or at the student center this week. Join us as we say or prayers or just come by for a chat.
Upcoming Special Events
Tues, Nov. 3 at 6:30 pm
Election Day Evensong
Join us for a special service of prayers for our country.
Sat. Nov. 7 at 11 am
to the Priesthood
While in-person attendance will be limited, the service will be live streamed.
Sun. Nov. 15 at 6 pm
Bishop Sloan’s Visitation
We will welcome Bishop Sloan for worship and dinner. To join us in person signup here.
You can also join us on Zoom.
Here are the links to the Sermon on the Mount Series:
Taking Torah Seriously
You are salt and light
Pray then in this way
Do not worry
- 11:45 a.m. Worship at BSC
I will be on campus at 10 am, come by and say hello. Then join us IN THE CHAPEL as we say our prayers and continue our reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.
- 3-6 p.m. Drop-in Hours at Trinity Commons
Come by for a chat or just to take a break.
- 6 pm Worship at Trinity Commons & Zoom
Join us for Church in the chapel. Sunday Supper following the service. Wear a mask and invite a friend. You can also join us via Zoom.