Praise the mount

Faithful Ones,

Happy February 29, 2024! Here we are in Leap Year, riding the rails of faith with Peter and his Wandering Heart during Lent. It seems appropriate that last week our Scripture story focused on stepping out on faith – taking the leap.

Charles F. Glassman writes in his book, Brain Drain – The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life, “Today, I plan to take the leap. No matter that my heart beats a little fast, my knees feel a bit shaky, or my voice quivers. Today, I plan to take the leap that will launch me on the right path.” In taking a leap of faith, we can have profound revelations.

This week, we make a stop in Caesarea Philippi. In Matthew 16:13-20, Jesus asks Peter, “Who do you say I am?” Peter proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah. It is his statement of faith. What is yours? Has it changed?

The UCC states, “Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” Is that true?

I look forward to seeing you Sunday at 10 am on Balclutha, Zoom, or Livestream. Invite a friend along for the ride!

With love,
Rev. Michael Cronin

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