Mark 3:1-6, healing, hate and departure

... he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand (Mark 3:1) And Jesus healed him.  And those around him conspired with secular powers to destroy him. Grace; met with insult by those around him.  Hate and death. Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude …

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A welcome

I was encouraged on the weekend, to "welcome".  To think about how I was welcomed as a new Christian, and to welcome new Christians in the same way.  (This was the topic of the sermon at church.) "Welcome" connects directly into orthodox Christian theology.  We are welcomed into Jesus, and we welcome Jesus into us. …

Church practice

My thought of leading a church, is rather a strong heart for leading a church.  But this has been on hold, for me.  For whatever reason, I have not considered that I should - for the immediate future.  And this has been hard, because I am shaped to. I continue to "be" in this direction, …