CAROLINE CHURCH IN-PERSON SERVICES SCHEDULE
Saturday 5pm – Evening Prayer
Sunday 8am– Morning Prayer
Sunday 9:30am- Morning Prayer with music
Thursday 12pm – Healing Holy Eucharist Service
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
On this bright and chilly Fall morning, we once again have before us, the Gospel of St. Matthew, who has showed us a running theme these past few weeks,
of a variety of people attempting to test our Lord, or to trap Him in some way.
This behavior itself runs contrary to what Jesus was preaching; that we are to love God with our whole hearts, and our whole minds.....indeed we are to love Him with our entire beings.
The bigger challenge however is what Jesus said next; that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. Not just like them....we are to love them, because they,
like us, are created in God's image and are His children as well.
I think this is an enormous challenge on a good day, but in our current social climate, it may seem near impossible as we find ourselves in almost constant conflict over
either political ideologies or the latest mandates surrounding COVID 19.
But perhaps this is also an opportunity for us to grow as Christians; perhaps the next time we find ourselves confronted with a person who manages to test our patience,
we can take a moment to remember today's gospel message.... that love is the greatest commandment of all.
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21st Sunday After Pentecost, October 25th, 2020
For this week's worship service aids, click here:
21st Sunday After Pentecost Bulletin, October 25th, 2020