From The Pastor’s Desk — Sunday, April 22, 2018
Not one of us is infallible; yet how hard it is to admit we have made a mistake! We refuse to read the assembly directions for a table or a bookcase and as a result take twice as long as necessary to put it together. In the end, we reluctantly admit we should have read the directions.
We stubbornly hold on to our version of “fact” until someone corrects us from an encyclopedia. In the heat of anger, we use harsh words with our spouse or children and refuse to apologize until relationships have been severely strained.
It takes humility to admit sins, mistakes, misperceptions, and misjudgments. And humility does not come naturally for fallen humanity.
God calls us to repent of our self-centered focus, to accept his ways without fully understanding them, and to concern ourselves even with those who afflict us, our enemies. The scripture declares “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:” Humble is the way.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon Spinks, Pastor