3/25/2013

recognize


Saturday April 6th, Luke 24:  9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.  We generally see and hear what we expect to see and hear.  There was just enough curiosity in Peter to at least go and check it out for himself.  Not a great deal of faith in Peter, the one who had confessed Jesus as Lord, but enough.  What is enough faith in today‚Äôs world?  In any sea of doubt there is always a speck of faith.  That little bit of faith floating in a sea of doubt was enough to start the Church.  The marginalized women who saw and believed, the doubting confessing Peter who had to see for himself, the disciples hiding in the room when Jesus appeared to them and who were later still in the room when the one they called doubting Thomas returned.  That was enough to start the church.  If we were able to see beyond what is to what we are called to be, what could the church become?  Look out over the horizon, just beyond what you can see, and now look inside yourself, get to know and love your neighbor and see Christ and the church in a new way.  How our hearts have burned within us every time the Word is read; Now we recognize the Savior in the breaking of the bread.

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