Greetings to all!
I recently participated in a conversation regarding discerning the "will of
God" for one's life. It was a great conversation, and many thoughtful ideas
were shared. Perhaps that recent conversation caused the following
paragraph from Thomas Merton to catch my attention.
If you want to know what is meant by "God's will" in [human] life, this
is one way to get a good idea of it. "God's will" is certainly found in
anything that is required of us in order that we may be united with
one another in love. You can call this, if you like, the basic tenet of
the Natural Law, which is that we should treat others as we would
like them to treat us, that we should not do to another what we would
not want another to do to us. In other words, the natural law is
simply that we should recognize in every other human being the
same destiny as in ourselves. The plainest summary of all the
natural law is: to treat other [human beings] as if they were [human
beings]. Not to act as if I alone were a [human being], and every
other human were an animal or a piece of furniture.
(from New Seeds of Contemplation)
The scripture lessons for Sunday, February 3...
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Sunday Conversations continue this Sunday, February 3, 10am, in
Trinity Hall. Our focus for this Sunday will be "Proof of Heaven," the
first of three conversations prompted by the book of the same title.
SOUP-ER BOWL SUNDAY is this Sunday, February 3, at Walnut
Hill. Come prepared to enjoy some delicious soups by Walnut Hill
soup chefs and make a donation to benefit God's Pantry. Serving
space is still open for some more Walnut Hill chefs. Use reply email
if you would like to offer your soup for a good cause.
EOS LENT 2013, "Discipleship," begins in just a few weeks. Among
the EOS opportunities is participation in a small, faith sharing group.
Use reply email if you would like more information about participating
in an EOS small group.
Youth Activities Leader: Walnut Hill Church is currently seeking a
Youth Activities Leader to enhance its ministry with and to youth
(middle and high school). This is a part-time, compensated, position.
A job description is available by request from the church office. Please
share this information with persons of your acquaintance that you
think might fit this ministry opportunity at Walnut Hill.
The Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington will
be held, February 21 - 23, in Lexington. Walnut Hill is invited to send
observer delegates to attend this festive and informative event. Use
reply email to inquire about serving as a Walnut Hill delegate to all,
or part, of this year's convention.
Thanks to all who helped Walnut Hill respond in a big way to the call
to sponsor students for the upcoming Athens Chilesburg Elementary
School 5th Grade Class Trip to Washington, DC. Thanks to your generosity,
Walnut HIll was able to sponsor 10 students!
Peace to all.