Advent: Image from Bruce, words from Wes.
|Graphic via Bruce Bryant-Scott.|
The Revd. Wes Wasdyke was the preacher at St. Boniface Church, Siesta Key, FL on November 17th 2012.
Wes is a good friend and colleague.
One of the texts that Sunday was Hebrews 10:11-25. Here is part of what Wes Wasdyke said:
“The reading from..... Hebrews urges us to “hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful”. To “hold fast” means to be faithful, and to be faithful implies being obedient.
Obedience is an unpopular concept in this post-modern age; it’s not a word we use easily.
But an Episcopal monk whom I know speaks of obedience in a way which makes sense to me. He (the monk) explains it in the following way: ‘What God wants from us is the same as what God wants for us. So when God commands, we should listen, because God is not only asking something from us but is also offering something for us”.
Remember, the gospel means good news. What God asks of us and gives to us is not burdensome; it is life giving”.
BLUE - Wes Wasdyke's words.
RED - Wes Wasdyke's quotation from an Episcopal monk.