Those who live in grace are freed from the necessity of taking themselves, their circumstances, their morality and opinions, their piety and beliefs, too seriously. They are free to laugh and play as children of God. As important as repentance is, we are not saved by our much weeping, any more than we are saved by acts of penitence. And the expression of salvation freely given and received is not weeping but laughter, or at least a weeping become laughter. Laughter and lightheartedness, at their fullest and freest, are the gift of divine grace.
~Conrad Hyers, And God Created Laughter
This Sunday + Este domingo
August 19, 2018 + 19 de agosto de 2018
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time + 20º domingo en tiempo ordinario
Servicio en español (Capilla Chichester)
Sermón: Rvdo. Andrew Schwiebert
English Service (Sanctuary)
Sermón: Rev. Steve Yamaguchi
Bilingual communion | Comunión bilingüe
We have gotten so used to the ultimate Christian fact–Jesus naked, stripped, crucified and risen–that we no longer see it for what it is: a summons to strip ourselves of earthly cares and worldly wisdom, all desire for human praise, greediness for any kind of comfort; a readiness to stand up and be counted as peacemakers in a violent world; a willingness to let go of those pretenses that would have us believe that we really aren’t worldly. Even the last rag we cling to–the self-flattery that suggests we are being humble when we disclaim any resemblance to Jesus Christ–even that rag has to go when we stand face to face with the crucified Lord.
~Brennan Manning, The Signature of Jesus