Where there is hatred, let me sow love. By Tim Hunt In the third line of “The Prayer of St. Francis,” the author moves into a series of dichotomies dividing human from divine impulses. Rather than add to the hatred that characterizes many human endeavors, he (or she) seeks the assistance of God to be a kind of love farmer. “Sow” denotes someone close to the earth—like Bill Bell, for example, who sowed love by teaching Mexican farmers to increase production and feed the hungry. Matthew 25:40 speaks to his mission: “And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me’.” It is easy to love those who love us, harder to love our enemies and those who might be potential targets of our hatred. False prophets warn, “Be careful what you pray for,” advice I reject at face value; I doubt God grants prayers that will be harmful to me or others. But there is no denying that there are difficult individuals that are hard to love; I hope to move at least to neutrality in those cases. Certainly prayer for them and also for my attitude is a good starting point. And, there is the problem of definition: to paraphrase some of I Corinthians 13: “Love is patient, kind, does not envy, boast or dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs. It does not delight in evil and always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres.” These words give me hope. Probably I can manage some of those things. Kindness to people I do not much like is not difficult. Yes, that I can do. . . Amen. David Hudson, Laura Hudson, Richard Rogers, Chuck Lund, Brian Boyer, Chris Butterfield, Eddie 01/26 01/26 01/29 01/29 01/31 Joseph Robbins Cathy Boysen Jane Marker JoAnne Smatlan Amberly Bunch Barnett, Dane Summerfelt, Jamie Butterfield, Alan Ewald, Shane Mott, Nick Cazel, Shaun Pennington, George Runkle, Jason Bowers, Mike Ferrari, Tim Jarratt, Bobby Carbajal Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-14 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 01/24 Mary (Mim) Arnold 01/27 Marabel Rodell Joe Smatlan Jr., John & Jodi Miranda, Peter Bates, Steve Hamm, Curt Campbell, Brian Simpson, Dave Otto, Howard Martinson, Joe Manuola, Jason Clifford, Chelsea, Helen McTear, Bill Brooks, Violet Hise, Evelyn Chute, Carolyn, Sandy Davis, Pat Bell, Mike Maheu, Bill, Karen McClendon, Connie Prosser, Ken Jungjohann, Char Mills, Ryan Slippich, Gretchen, Cheryl, Rehberg, Victoria Barrett, Sarah Francis, James Figel, Bob Hasseries, Elizabeth, Manny Funtall, Lori Thompson, Glenn Coleman, Joan Lewis, Peggy Stalnaker, Terri Radford, Elaina McClain, Nancy Wright, Jon Hirz, Pearl Harwood, Chris Keyser, Nolan Redman, Clark Richman, Paty Mabeus, Debbie Kerns, Jean McCauley, Virgil Huffman, Eloise Swanson, Bobbi, Rose Robbins, Rusty Kimsey, Farley Green, Fran Blankenship, Hilary Caisley 5:30 p.m Holy Eucharist II 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist I 9:00 a.m. Annual Meeting 9:15 a.m. The Family Well Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m. Prayer Shawl 3:30 p.m. Girl Scout Troop 3032 5:30 p.m. Men’s Tuesday Night AA 10:30 a.m. Newsletter Assembly 3:00 p.m. Studies in the Bible 4:30 p.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal If you are interested in hosting coffee hour Or sponsoring altar flowers, please check The sign-up sheets as we have many 10:00 a.m. Painting with a friend 1:00 p.m. Blankets for Kids 5:00 p.m. FPNI meeting Dates available. Thank You 5:30 p.m. EfM 9:00 a.m. Trinity Board meeting 8:00 p.m. NA meeting 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer II Annual Meeting January 25, 2015 9:00 a.m.
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