Last week we began our journey into “I’ve been meaning to ask”. I found it fun to find out the different places from which we came and places we love, be they literal locations or figurative spaces. Much of the information was new to me. Perhaps, after all these years, you were surprised too.
As I had mentioned, our experiences and places of being shape the lens through which we see the world. We are in a continual state of becoming more fully ourselves as we have new experiences and gather information. Our story is a work in progress with chapters yet to be written.
Throughout our adventure, we are invited to “come and see”. This week we use the John 1:35-51 account of the gathering of the disciples by Jesus. We hear all sorts of names for Jesus – Lamb of God, Anointed One, Teacher. It is in this part of the story that Jesus gives Simon ben-Jonah his new name – Peter the Rock.
I look forward to seeing you at 10 am on Sunday at 1130 Balclutha or on Zoom. You will have an opportunity to tell us about your name. Tell a friend!
Rev. Michael Cronin