Sunday, April 15, 2012

Living Community

Today's sermon comes from Fr. Kevin Pearson, who talks about the apostles and specifically the one we have come to know as Doubting Thomas.  And we hear in John 20:29, "Then Jesus told him, 'Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'"  The point to today's message was that Easter was not something that came to everyone at the same time, even among the apostles.  Many came to the resurrection through the stories that occurred after Easter, and that tradition continues today, thereby creating the living, growing community of people learning of the life, death and resurrection of Christ and coming to believe.  

Even through the fears of the apostles and the doors behind which they locked themselves, Christ came to them, the bring peace, instructions and the hope of the resurrection.  Today, Christians each have the experience of Jesus, emanating from the birth of Christ, through the resurrection and beyond.  And each of us is sent into the world to be a facilitator to those seeking to find Christ in their own lives.

So what stories do you have when someone asks you about Christ?

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