What a wonderful sermon we heard this week from
Rev. Kathy MacKenzie! Her message focused on the place of doubt in a
healthy spiritual life.
Here is a quote from her sermon taken from the book
Lent is Not Rocket Science by Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island:
we learn more about the quantum realm of physics . . . , we are
learning that emptiness and vacuum just don't exist. When we
peer all the way down into the very smallest scales of the universe,
instead of finding a true negative, a place of nothing, what we find
instead is a teeming foam of constant improbable creation. At
the smallest scales we speak of something called the quantum
foam. The foam is a place where there is constant creation
out of nothing . . ." For us as Christians, that place of
creation in the quantum foam is where God dwells. So, even when our
hearts may seem empty, filled with nothingness and doubts, God dwells
there waiting for us and what we might create together."
Thank you Kathy.
And thank you to
all who showed up in church on what has traditionally been called "Low
Sunday". It sure was good to have some company!!! Interestingly, we had 4
newcomers at the 10:00 am service. So the Spirit is doing her best to
fill the pews. Are you? Who might you invite to be a part of the
Emmanuel community? Did you know that most new people come to church
because they were invited by someone they know and trust? So think about
that. Who in your circle of friends would you like to invite? It is
part of your calling as a Christian to invite others to meet Jesus. Just
say to them "Come and see!"
With great love and dreams for this community,