Love the Goat

Love the Goat

Spirituality
Jesus said to his disciples:"Ask and it will be given to you;seek and you will find;knock and the door will be opened to you.For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stonewhen he asked for a loaf of bread,or a snake when he asked for a fish?Matthew 7:7-10 All the wonderful songs keep echoing in my head when prompted by some of these readings.  Today… “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and God’s righteousness.And all these things shall be given unto you…Alleluia." And each verse… “Knock and the door shall be opened unto you…etc.” With the soaring Alleluia descant which I love to sing. However, I would like to point out that what shall be found is not indicated. Response:

What price coronation?

Spirituality
A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.Do not drive me from your presence, nor take from me your holy spirit.Restore my joy in your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit.-from Psalm 51 I am caught by “restore my joy in your salvation.”  The psalmist is asking for a lot here, don’t you think?  Restored joy AND restored joy and faith in God’s salvation.  It begs the question, “What is God’s salvation?”  Sometimes I have doubts whether I’m Methodist enough or Christian enough to go through this entire ordination process.  I have no doubts about who I am and what I believe—my doubts are about whether the system can handle it and find a place for me.  If feels, sometimes, like compromise to stay within the system.  That concerns me. Coronation what price must be p

Forgiveness

Spirituality
"This is how you are to pray:Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name,thy Kingdom come,thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us;and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil."If you forgive men their transgressions,your heavenly Father will forgive you.But if you do not forgive men,neither will your Father forgive your transgressions."-Matthew 6:7-15 Sometimes forgiveness is so hard.  I can get stuck on the same issue and say that I forgive and perhaps even mean it but the feeling of abandonment, betrayal, and anger soon returns.  Sometimes I just ask for the desire to forgive.  I know it is the spiritually and psychologically healthy thing to do