Dear Christ Church Parishioners and Friends,
My job as Rector is to be the Spiritual Leader of the Parish. First and foremost, it is to pray for you: To offer prayers of protection for you against the forces of evil; to stand in the gap for you and lift you to God when you can't (or won't) do it for yourself; to pray with you through the sorrows and the joys; and to hold you in prayer regardless of what is going on.
My call is to minister to the people of God through spiritual care. I am with you during crisis: In the ER after an accident, in the home when life is falling apart; at the police station; in the mental health wing; at the bedside when your loved one is dyiing.
My call is to minister to the people of God through their own spiritual development. I call you to a closer relationship with God through Jesus Christ: Through your own spiritual practices, through the offering of the Sacraments, through your regular worship and praise, through Advent retreat days (see article elsewhere in Chronicle), through teaching you how to apply the Bible to your own life, while encountering, reassuring, cheering, and guiding you with gentle pushes toward Jesus.
In addition to the above, I have another job this month: To encourage and teach you about the practice of tithing in regards to your spiritual life. It's more of the gentle pushes toward Jesus that I do. You may resist, thinking it has nothing to do with your spiritual life.... until you do it, and find out that it does. So I'll keep encouraging you.
The job and call of a priest. I love what I do. I feel blessed to be your Rector. Know that I am praying for you.
Love and blessings, Joan+
Posted by The Rev. Joan Mason on Jan 01, 2017
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