Following Our Stomachs
Some people might say they are 'spiritual but not religious'. I am under no illusions: I am certainly 'religious but not spiritual'. My countenance toward prayer and love hinges on my stomach. If I am satisfied I find love easy. When I am hungry, physically or otherwise, I do not love nearly so patiently. Being religious, I at least have a sense of when and how I should pray at a given time of the day or occasion.
Such a discipline also gives me a moment when I can remember that if I set aside my desires, just for a minute or two, I can be open to something more wondrous.
God has seen our impatient faith many times, on the way out of Egypt and beyond. The people of God tend to do as they are called when they know their faithfulness may fill their stomachs, not because it is right or something.
Jesus knows. And he is kind.
See you Sunday,
New & Upcoming
Thursday Evensong: 6:30pm at 126a Main Street (Above Kilwin's Ice Cream). Email Ian.
Fifth Sunday Potlucks: September 30.
Second Sunday Sandwiches: NEXT SUNDAY August 12, September 9, October 14.
Ian's Licensing Service: NEXT SUNDAY August 12. Bishop Julian will license Ian to Lay Eucharistic Ministry in the Diocese of CANA East.