Pastor’s Corner: Three Great Loves

Three Great Loves.

The storyteller in me imagines people who, after many years, fondly describe three people who filled their hearts: “I remember the little girl who played catch with me on the playground.” “I remember the young man who first held my hand at a movie.” “I remember loving helpmate who went with me through every trouble.”

But no, as great as these are (and they are), Three Great Loves is greater. These are loves that spring from the seed of our love of God; these are loves which stretch further than our friends and family; these are loves that can literally preserve our fragile world. They’re the focus of the United Church of Christ for the next two years, and they have been, they are, and they will be part of our story at Church of the Holy Cross.

They are:

Love of Neighbor.

Love of Children.

Love of Creation.

There’s nothing new here. Christians and the Christian Church have loved neighbor, children, and Creation since Jesus. But maybe we can think of new ways to live out that love in our homes, in our public places, and in our environment. Maybe we have done things that others will want to know about: to celebrate, to guide, and to inspire.

We will be sharing our ministries to neighbor, children, and Creation with the wider Church (this year’s first-time Slipper Project comes to mind, or the fact that we store clean-up buckets to assist folks after disaster). And I hope you’ll join me in reading the stories at Something we read may give us some ideas.

Let’s bring our aloha!


Pastor Eric


Categories Pastor's Corner Reflections | Tags: , , | Posted on August 2, 2017

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