Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sun. Mar. 30, 2014 (Susan Hackett)

Susan Hackett spoke on stories of faith development, starting with the miracle of the man born blind whom Jesus healed on the Sabbath as told in John 9:1-41. Are we blind too? King David's anointing in 1 Samuel 16:1-13 gave him the sight to do amazing things for God such as taking on Goliath. An alternate translation of David's 'theme song' Psalm 23 could be that "surely goodness and mercy will pursue us with the tenacity the fervour of the Hound of the Baskervilles." We are called to be Children of Light in Ephesians 5:7-14 so that we can see everything with the light of Love. A recent Daily Bread devotional linked the story of Morris Frank, the blind co-founder of the first Seeing Eye Dog school, to Titus 3:1-11 -- that we are saved in order to do good. Faith development can be studied (as Susan did for her Ph.D.), but faith itself is the gift of God's grace. It's not too simple to say, "do good to whomever you can, whenever you can, even if it's on the Sabbath."

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