After a light supper, we once again congregated on the veranda. Ralph was the first to address the topic. “I had always thought of St. Paul’s comparison of the Body of Christ to a human body as a chastisement of the Corinthians and an example for us to be happy with the spiritual gifts God has given us. It never occurred to me that he was actually saying that each of us is merely a part of something bigger.”
…after he made a couple of false starts, he said, “Maybe it is not a membership ritual…” He paused, shook his head, and then continued, “…I’m confused. My pastor says you have to be totally immersed because you have to die with Jesus. But don’t you do that when you repent? And Jesus was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. What does that mean? I really am confused.”
…”So why send us here? There has to be more. I can’t believe the Holy Spirit sent us to this place just to see the muddy river.”…”We say the storm is beginning. It already existed, but it has reached us. The Kingdom must be like that.” …
If we believe the Bible; if we believe that St. Peter was writing the Word from God for us; if all Scripture is “God Breathed” then we need to consider what Fr. Afanasiev is proposing….So, I ask you to pray and ruminate/meditate on this, as it is a very difficult concept; at least, it was difficult for me.
There are a number of characters in this ‘adventure’. Some of them are, apparently, more knowledgeable and wiser than I am. As I write what they are saying/doing I am astounded and find that I have to do some research to make sure they are correct. They are.
Erosion, Time, Reforming and the nature of Change.
He is no longer here to celebrate. That’s because of a dirty needle and the emptiness in his heart… one night, my brother saw Jesus
Abandoned, Melrose Abbey is today a ruins…yet it is still a sacred place.
Welcome to “Forever Stone”…The Stone Ruins is a wonderful illustration for this blog…a place of meditation…