Worldly Things

Companions on the Journey,

In the New Age world, it is often noted what a gift it is to be in the human body. It is highly prized. Souls are waiting to enter in and have the sensory experiences that the body can offer. And – of course – being in the world has the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.

This week, we continue to hear about the atrocities in Israel, Gaza, and Palestine. Let us not forget the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, not to mention the conflicts that we don’t hear about. This week, I sent out the notice that IUC’s beloved Becky Guerrero passed (please see funeral details below). Yet, beauty and love do prevail. In the midst of human atrocity and loss, people reach out across differences to help and to remember. We re-member, re-connect toward the greater good.

This Sunday, we will look at Matthew 22:15-22, “Paying Taxes to Caesar”. Since I just filed taxes for 2022, it seems particularly close in the realm of worldly things. The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. 

I look forward to seeing you on Balclutha or Zoom at 10 am Sunday.

Rev. Michael Cronin

P.S. Don’t forget that there is a Congregational meeting on Sunday!

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