After college I became a member of the Lion’s Club in downtown McAllen where I was living. This club was one of “THE” clubs to belong to and was the well-known rival of the downtown Rotary Club.
I don’t know about you but I have always enjoyed the Jonah story. I mean, who wouldn’t delight in a defiant prophet (I would venture to say that there is a little rebellious prophet in all of us)? And then there is a big fish that swallows the prophet, toys with him in his belly for a few days, and then vomits him up onto the shore (Yuck!).
I hope that you will join us this Sunday for a very special Easter worship service! I will be preaching and the sermon will continue our focus on the Prayer of Saint Francis — Lord, make me an instrument of your peace — looking at the culminating line of the prayer “And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Whether you are currently feeling like this day — this Easter day — is a NEW day blooming with possibilities or just another dreary day in a long line of struggles, please come be in community with us — come to love others and to be loved!