To Be Known and Understood

First reading
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)

Psalm
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Second reading
1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Gospel
John 1:43-51

This week I am going to use all of the scriptures in the lectionary. Read them all! These passages pertain to our call to follow the deepest longings of our heart, otherwise known as God. Last week we renewed our baptisms with the splash of water and heard those cherished words from God, “You are my child, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” This week we hear the stories of Samuel, Philip, and Nathanael who heard God’s call to turn and follow a new road, which leads to our deepest longings of knowing God, being known and understood. I will focus on the Psalm 139, my favorite Psalm, where we dare to consider the idea that God hems us in, behind and before, knows our every thought and action, is acquainted with all our ways, and still wants nothing more than to be close to us. Spend some time with these sacred texts this week and come to church ready to see God in a whole new way.

In God’s love,

Pastor Kathy

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