Micah 6:8 says: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Perhaps we can turn those three qualities, justice, kindness and humility around to make a better life for everyone. Humility (giving oneself fully) allows us to love with compassion. Kindness lets us understand better God’s grace in our lives and to share that grace with all of God’s people. Justice is a part of that loving and caring for others. All three qualities must go together to be effective. With God’s help, begin with humility and let your loving kindness do justice in the world. (Credit for this message goes to Bishop Porter Taylor of the Diocese of VA who preached a sermon on this topic recently.)
We will celebrate Holy Eucharist this Sunday with Rev. Tom Prinz. In our readings we hear that King David dies and his son Solomon prays for wisdom. The readings are Psalm 111 (BCP p.754), 1 Kings 2:10-12. 3:3-14; and Ephesians 5:15-20. The Gospel is John 6:51-58. Brett is our Lector and he will also be the Intercessor, subbing for Nancy while she is away.
Next Sunday, August 22, we will meet Rev. Georgia DuBose. She has served the church in Aldie and is a friend of Linda Bailey, our CCM liaison. We will celebrate Communion with her.
At the clergy call with Bishop Susan this past Tuesday we were reminded that COVID guidelines continue to call for masks being worn by everyone gathered indoors and that we should not sing until our county is in the safe zone. Currently we are in the “substantial” zone and we must be careful of others as well as ourselves. Quoting Bishop Susan, “It is important that we live our faith in concrete action by wearing masks. It is a small sacrifice for the sake of life.”
See you Sunday!