"There is an easy, sometimes playful energy of collegiality among us that can escalate into laughter or occasionally bring forth a tear. "— Rev. Chuck Ericson
In the midst of Sunday's sermon at the Church of the Redeemer, UCC in New Haven, CT I heard my pastor (Rev. Dr. Shelly Stackhouse) preach about the Gospel of John text where Nicodemus is challenged by Jesus to move beyond the familiar into a new relationship with God and a new life beyond his familiar and known boundaries. One of the phrases that particularly resonated with me was that God does not always give us clear GPS instructions... (I posted that phrase onto Facebook during the sermon ...
I sang these words at worship this Sunday in a hymn called “Gather us In”: