Saturday, September 6, 2008

Reflections on Matthew 18:15-20

This Sunday's Scripture is from Matthew 18:15-20. Jesus says that whenever 2 or more people are gathered in his name, he will be present. This has been a very familiar scripture in my spiritual/worship life. I have attended worship services and support groups in which there have only been 2 or 3 folk, and the leader will turn to this scripture, and I have often discovered that sometimes when there are only 2 or 3 people it is as if it was pre-ordained by God, for one person will have so much to share/talk about that they benefited from having all that time to focus on themselves, and in that process, welcome God's healing and care. Sometimes too may folk bring too many spirits, agendas, issues, creating unrest and conflict, whereas sometimes a smaller number creates a sense of unity, a place of healing transformation and safety. How good to know that Christ is present regardless if it is two people gathering together to pray, discuss or worship, or if there are 50 people, 100, 500, or a thousand.

May God bless you this day and all week.

Peace, Pastor G

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