Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sun. July 22, 2012 (John Neufeld)

John Neufeld spoke on “A Room To Remember.” Memories are important and unavoidable; there is no escaping from remembering. Jacob, the night before he met this brother from whom he had been estranged for 20 years, had a time of remembering. Here we had a middle aged man struggling and wrestling with his past. Memories can be a gift or a burden, sometimes an unwelcome burden.  Psalm 42 reminds us of David’s unpleasant memories: “My tears have been my food day and night.” We deal with our past by adoring it, abhorring it, or ignoring it.  In recalling difficult times, we remember how we maneuvered through those times.  Remembering our hurts from the past might require forgiveness or forbearance; forbearance is a form of spiritual generosity. “Enter the room called remember, and reflect on the good and the not so good,” John said. (HN)

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