Travelers on the Journey –
At the New Year, many make resolutions. Coming through Lent and Easter, the thoughts of transformation and new life course through our brains. After experiencing the death of loved ones, we often speak about how we will change our views and actions in life. Quite often, we return to the old familiar patterns.
This week’s scripture from the Gospel of John features the disciples returning to fishing, yielding nothing, and Jesus appearing to tell them to try casting the net on the other side of the boat. D’oh! The resulting haul reminds us of the stories about the feeding of the four- and five thousand. Doing something differently and following the teaching of Jesus toward the unknown consequences.
In the Chat ‘n Chew Book Group, we have been reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It is an excellent read, soliciting much conversation about the perceptions we have about our lives and the choices we did or didn’t make. One of the observations that has repeatedly come forth is that we can make choices but, no matter how carefully made, we cannot control the outcomes.
Something to ponder.
I pray that you will join us either in person or on Zoom at 10 am this Sunday to further explore what it means to follow Jesus.
Rev. Michael Cronin