I ask that you, in honor of these confirmands this weekend, look at those vows and answer them yourselves, reaffirming your commitment to this community of faith, and to the life of discipleship it invites you into.
It occurs to me that following means leaving. One cannot follow anyone or anything and stay put. So, if following Jesus means leaving, what does Jesus call us to leave?
2021 is going to be – The Year of Kindness. (Do you think the world could use a little more kindness in it right now?) Children’s is going to be spending the whole year focusing on what we can do to be kind.