There are numerous advantages to being a small church. Indeed, one of the things we will be talking about over the next few days/ weeks is whether "church" is a helpful label for what we do. But that's not the point of this post.
Todays readings from Isaiah and Matthew (A Epiphany 8) have often been used to say, "Trust in God and everything will be alright." It won't surprise you to learn that I think that is nonsense. Everything was not alright as Jesus was hanging on the Cross!
The Message, helpfully translates Matthew 6: 34, "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."
So we are going to watch a couple of YouTube vidoes (helpful to have internet on the telly). Kaa, the snake, singing "Trust in Me" from Disney's Jungle Book, and Bobby McFerrin, singing, "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
The McBeaths and Joan are away this weekend, so I think it will just be 5 of us. We might just have a lively discussion!
Anthony R. Cross
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