Treasured Temptations

My Window on God's World

This is the first Sunday in Lent. The first Sunday of our journey to Jerusalem. A time for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be the people of God.

In worship over the next 6 Sundays we are going to explore the theme of brokenness and reconciliation: Each of us is created a precious vessel of God’s love. Each of us has experienced hurt in some way, bringing a sense of brokenness. To move toward healing is to offer the gift of life and wholeness (or wholi-ness), not only for ourselves but also for others. We come to see each person as a Holy Vessel and as we come to desire that wholeness for all of creation. This comes from the more Eastern way of understanding “penance” –more about healing what has been hurt. From this perspective, the journey to Easter is more about learning and preparing to…

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