Intentions of the Heart

This morning let me just cut to the chase. If my sermon had a title it would be "Do I Embody My Intentions?" I didn't used to really understand this word embodiment and what it means to embody something. Like many concepts I experienced it, before really "getting it." And one experience that occurred to me was a teaching that stayed with me from my 20s. Back then I was pursuing a career in opera and in singing and a vocal coach suggested that I try on working with someone who would teach me the Alexander technique. The Alexander Technique, developed I think in the early 19th century, helps actors,performers speakers, anyone interested really, learn how to use their whole body in sharing the

A Pattern of Prayer

Whenever I read a scripture story, the first thing I try and notice is how Jesus makes me feel. Does Jesus make me feel comforted? Calm my anxiety? Or, dare I say, do I get ticked off - because I disagree with something Jesus says? Of course, I also sometimes feel love and acceptance. I feel challenged and scared when I hear Jesus asking or calling me to do something that I really don't want to do. These feelings are clues, I believe, for us listen and get curious about. And this morning, I feel some envy. I don't mean envy about being able to walk on water. It's envy around something I know I can do but I don't - prioritize and discipline myself the way Jesus does when it comes to prayer.

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

1401 Carrollton Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

SERVICE TIMES

 

8:00 am - Holy Eucharist

10:00 am – Choral Eucharist with Children's Chapel

Nursery Care is available during the 10 am service

 Weekdays in inclement weather our office follows the delay or closing schedule of Baltimore County Public Schools.

STAY CONNECTED WITH US

Contact us at 410.823.0122 or

church@goodshepherdruxton.org

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

© 2017 | Church of the Good Shepherd | Web Design by Hersick+Webster