Pip's Perspective September 23, 2022

Happy Autumn, Broadway Family!


Today, I thought I’d share with you about the first session of our spiritual practice group that was held last night (Thursday evening). 


Our reading for the evening was Matthew 5:13-16. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”


We read the text a few times, each time with a different focus for our contemplation. Our aim was not intellectual analysis, but rather a reflection on the way that the words impacted our hearts. After these rounds of reading and considering the words, we talked about our internal  experience with the text, and what we could take home with us for the coming week. I, myself, found that what I wanted to take home was the reminder that I could let God’s light to shine through my actions in the world as an invitation for others to consider doing the same. 


I hope you will consider joining us for this time of reflection and contemplation! It is at 6pm on Thursdays. 


Also, I’d like to invite you to worship this coming Sunday. I will be preaching on heaven and hell, and what it can mean to consider the dynamics of poverty and wealth from a spiritual perspective. 



Be blessed! May the light of God shine on you and through you, and may you be inspired to be a blessing in the lives of those who surround you!


Epiphany (Pip) Paris

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