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Foolishness in Your Temple?

From the Pastor's Desk

 


"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?...you should become fools so that you may become wise." (I Corinthians 3:16,18b)

For many of us, our physical bodies, aka "God's temple" may not be in the best of shape.

New Year's resolutions have come and gone.

How's your temple doing?

Is the Spirit thriving in you?

I think Paul was onto something when he suggested we should become "fools" to become wise.

Think about your foolish whims.

What do you love to do?

Are you doing those things?

Healthy things we love doing restore our temples.

Olympic athletes may inspire some of us to get a bit more active these next few days, but if you're looking for a very foolish spiritual challenge, come and listen to internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Dr. Chuck Wall on Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m., during our worship service.

Dr. Wall created the "random acts of kindness" movement and he has been featured on the Oprah Show and about 350 other television and radio broadcasts.

He has been honored by the U.S. House of Representatives for his humanitarian work and he has worked with the President of the United States on a stage production about the future of America. He has been repeatedly listed among the 50 most influential people in Kern County.

Dr. Wall has written six books and he will be available for book signing and informal conversation after the service during our coffee hour. You can learn more about him and his movement at chuckwall.net and kindnessusa.org.

Imagine a big bunch of us becoming foolish enough to practice random acts of kindness in this community as a committed effort for 40 days.

Too often we read about random acts of violence in communities. Could we become a news story in the other direction?

Are there enough fools out there to see? Our church has asked Dr. Wall to speak and inspire our Lenten practice of 40 days of "Kindness in Community" which will begin with our Ash Wednesday service at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.

Foolishness... why not?

Peace, Rev. Nancy

 
 

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