Intersection


Where does your life and faith intersect?

For some, they see their faith and their everyday life as two separate things - and the two shall never meet. Some go to church and when they leave, they leave.

Others might see their faith and their life walking hand in hand - as if they are riding a tandem bicycle. Moving both in sync where life and faith are one.

Yet I am going to make an assumption here (and we all know what that makes out of you and me), however I believe it to be accurate. Many of us most likely do not think about how our lives and our faith intersect on a daily basis.

Our lives, all complex and diverse, often find their ways into situations where they intersect with our faith. Little things, like how we treat our servers at a restaurant or strangers when we encounter them. Could a simple acknowledgement of someone’s presence actually be a transformative action that brings our faith into our everyday lives?

In the sixth chapter of Luke, Jesus asks us “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” It is far easier to see people like ourselves or to only notice those whom we love. Yet what about those that are not like us - those that are different. Jesus continues: “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for [God] is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your [God] is merciful.”

If we look at how our faith and life intersect we cannot help but see all the beauty of God around us. People of faith cannot stand by when those we love - or even view as our enemies - are harmed. If a faith based in the love of Christ intersects with our daily lives I wonder how different our world would be? I wonder how different our city and personal ‘everydays’ will be?

Does your faith and life intersect? How?

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Jason

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St. Stephen's 

Lutheran Church

To Love, To Invite, To Serve

 

1301 N Broom Street Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623  office@ststeph.org

As a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the ELCA, we believe that the gospel is God's gift to all people, shared unconditionally and without regard to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic or family status, age, physical or mental abilities, outward appearance, or religious affiliation. We seek to live the truth written in Ephesians that Christ breaks down the dividing walls between us and makes us one.

 

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St. Stephen's Lutheran Church

1301 N Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

302-652-7623 office@ststeph.org

 

We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Delaware-Maryland Synod.

 

 

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