We are in the “sweet spot” of Christian ethics when we find ourselves doing the right things for the right reasons.
But let’s be honest . . . sometimes that isn’t our reality. From time to time, despite our best intentions, we find that our actions (or those of others) fall short of our expectations. We have all been in situations where our actions or words have been damaging even though we sincerely meant well in our heart.
It’s good news, then, that Christ doesn’t look exclusively at what we do. In fact, I think our Scripture reading for this week (Mark 2:1-12) reminds us that our intentions matter – because our intentions, more than anything else, speak to the condition of our heart and soul.
This is a liberating message because it reminds us that Christ doesn’t expect perfection from us. Instead, what matters most is that we do things with a heart full of love and compassion.
We’ll explore that theme this Sunday in worship. Along the way, we’ll also have the wonderful joy of celebrating the confirmation of our Quest class, an amazing group of young people who enrich the life and faith of our congregation. You won’t want to miss the chance to celebrate them!
Join us via livestream at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We can’t wait to share in worship with you.