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On the Journey...
(Weekly insights from FMC)
October 22, 2014 submitted by Robin Tahara Miller
As followers of Jesus, the mission of First Mennonite Church of Middlebury is to extend grace, build peace and share love within and beyond our faith community. We live this out as we worship God, care for each other and serve those in need, while inviting others to join us on a journey with Jesus.
Words from Henri Nouwen, a Catholic priest, writer and professor- dated October 20, 2014 are very appropriate for the Church (as a whole).
“Over the centuries the Church has done enough to make any critical person want to leave it. Its history of violent crusades, programs, power struggles, oppression, excommunications, executions, manipulation of people and ideas, and constantly recurring divisions is there for everyone to see and be appalled by.
Can we believe that this is the same Church that carries in its center the Word of God and the sacraments of God's healing love? Can we trust that in the midst of all its human brokenness the Church presents the broken body of Christ to the world as food for eternal life? Can we acknowledge that where sin is abundant grace is superabundant, and that where promises are broken over and again God's promise stands unshaken? To believe is to answer yes to these questions.”
Let’s emphatically join the “yes” chorus!
Robin Tahara Miller
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