Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church—March 19, 2015
From the gospel for this coming Sunday: “Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." Philip Watters, the priest in my home parish, had started his life as a Methodist and his ordained life as a Methodist minister. He told the story of arriving at a new post in the beginning of July, which is when most Methodist churches change clergy. On the first Sunday he went up into the pulpit to preach, and there was a note, neatly hand written, with these words: “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” he realized that, his name being Philip, they were referring to this scripture. He also knew they were referring to his place among them as their pastor: his main ministry would be to help them see Jesus in their lives, in one another, and in the world.
Isn’t that what we are all called to do, no matter what our names? As followers of Jesus, we are called to help others to see Him. Sometimes it may seem that we are doing nothing extraordinary at all, yet our actions and our example often speak louder than our words. As we move ever closer toward Holy Week and Easter, it might be good to ask ourselves, “How am I helping someone to see Jesus this day?” You can read this passage and all the readings for the 5th Sunday in Lent here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Lent/BLent5_RCL.html
Peace and blessing,
**VESTRY MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED TO NEXT THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015