By the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann January 23, 2011 First Presbyterian Church, San Bernardino, CA Matthew 4.12-23
It is human nature to want to “belong” to something—to be connected and “be known”. It is human nature to find those who share our values, those with whom we agree, those who affirm our self-identities. It feels good to be affirmed; it makes us feel good, it helps us like and appreciate ourselves. To “belong” and “be […]
Today is another sad day in the life of our nation. Today six people were killed and several others were injured in Tucson, AZ, by a disturbed and potentially demented young man named Jared Loughner. It is presumed the intended target was Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords (see recent article about charges against Loughner in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 9, 2011 at 1:22pm).
Warning: This is a bit of a rant. Sorry. If you are reading this, some of this may upset you (especially if you are a member of the church I serve). But, I think in my ranting a perpetual realization has propped up its annoying head. If you’re interested, read on…
It’s day 4 of this “My Life in Pictures” project, and I forgot to take a picture today—not a […]
This past year Bruce Reyes-Chow took one picture every day for a year to document his life and allow the rest of us a glimpse into his life as the moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He is also an avid blogger and has invited others to do the same and a few have taken him up on his invitation. I hesitated–gosh that seems like a lot of work to stay consistent […]
It is a new year with new possibilities brimming from untapped potential. It remains to be seen what the new year will bring, but here is what I hope.
I hope that I may grow ever more aware of God’s presence in my life and in the lives of others (the latter being the more difficult for me sometimes) in both difficult and joy-filled times. I hope that I might […]