Sometimes, we encounter something senseless, and we don’t know what to do, or how to feel--like the 'big' and 'small' events of life. What happened yesterday was singular and unique and troubling and spirit-raising and confusing. But maybe every day is singular. And unique. And troubling. And spirit-raising. And confusing.
Jesus showed up in extraordinary ways in the ordinary rhythms of life. Of our waking hours over 50% is spent in the marketplace. Do you view work as your primary mission field?
Many of us can easily be convicted to be compassionate in these ways; to give food, money, clothing and even our time. We know that we are doing what God calls us to. But is this all that God is calling us to in our response to the poor and vulnerable?
What training or teaching can be provided for emerging leaders in the role of elder and deacon in the church?
It may be more or less socially acceptable for us to express our feelings, or to let it be known that we have feelings, depending on our gender, age, social position and the like, but this doesn’t negate the creational reality: we are created with emotions.
In chemistry we see a means of praising a creative, sustaining, and redeeming God and are able, as God's creatures, to share in this work in a small way.