Liberating Truth

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Liberating Truth

John 8:31-32: “Jesus said. .If you abide in my word. .you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

    Jesus is pointing out that the truth sets us free from all that gets in the way of loving and being loved.  While this interior work is not an easy grace, the freedom it leads to is transformative and often courageous. One truth that sets us free is looking at our limitations, and how they play into the way we treat others, and simply letting go and loving both ourselves and the other person. I once had a District Superintendent tell me; “You will get a healthy church one day,” and the truth is none of us are healthy, we are all handicapped in one way or another, we are all wounded. Acknowledging  that we are wounded sets us free. We need to open ourselves to living in the thin places of our lives.

    William Barry tells us, “We should be aware of the thin places in our lives because they make experiences of God’s desire for each one of us, and our desire for God, more possible by capturing our attention and pulling us out of our ordinary routines and concerns. Scripture, either heard or read, can be a thin place, if we let the words capture our imagination and attention. Scripture will not be a thin place if we solely read it for meaning. All too often, we don’t let the Scriptures do what they were written to do–namely, to give the Mystery we call God a chance to be heard and met.”

    Let us pray: “Loving God, help me to encounter you in the way the biblical writers intended: to engage you personally, to hear you, and to meet you in the Mystery of Scripture.”

Tenderloin Stations of the Cosmic Christ

Good Friday/April 19, 2019

A Walk of Reflection on Homelessness

We Begin in front of City Hall-PolkSide

Will Pray and Feed Anyone Who is Hungry

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

www.temenos.org

415-305-2124

 

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