This is the question Martin Luther asked - about almost everything.
Baptism - What is this?
Holy Communion - What is this?
Ten Commandments - What is this?
He was always searching to understand what it means to be a disciples of Jesus and to faithfully follow the way of Christ.
Today, I don't believe people ask the question " What is this?" when it comes to God. Many have written God off as a joke. Others, learned a bit about God when they were young and for them - that was enough.
I learned a lot when I was young ( Sunday School, Church (every Sunday), youth group, Gatherings - and eventually, I walked away as well. Yet, here I am - a pastor of a Lutheran church.
The deeper I go ( study, pray, serve, speak, listen and lean) into the Bible and spiritual practices (especially contemplative prayer) the more I realize how fragile faith truly is in today's world. To me it is like walking a tightrope. Fears, worry and concerns block your view of the Christ. Or you can be so elated with your success, skills, and gifts that you start to believe that every good thing comes not for God but from your hard work!
I have taken vows to be a shepherd to God's people. I am immersed in God's Word and yet - so many other things get me off track -- like feelings of unworthiness or an inability to serve faithfully. Luther struggled from this as well. Perhaps that is why he needed to go back and say, " What is this?" to see God clearly.
What helps you stay in touch with the DIVINE? What questions do you have about God?
Peace, Pastor Kris
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