Following Jesus isn’t easy.
I mean, loving your neighbor sounds all well and good…until you start contemplating who your neighbor actually is.
Forgiving people sounds fine, as long as we keep it to the people who just cut us off in traffic.
Loving and praying for our enemies? Forget it.
Being a peacemaker has a ring of nobility to it if we’re talking about peace in the middle east or something… but what about peace in our hearts, our homes, our relationships?
For two thousand years, Christians have had a school for helping people learn and follow this way. At this school the scriptures are read and wrestled with. Prayers of thanksgiving are offered for all the blessings we’ve been given. We seek forgiveness for the ways we’ve fallen short of the kind of life we’re meant to live. And we gather around a table where we’re offered a meal.
This school… well… it meets on Sunday mornings. Here at St. Mark’s in Basking Ridge school meets at 8AM and 10AM.
From January 7th to Easter Sunday (April 1st) there are thirteen Sundays.
What if you committed to coming to church for these 13 Sundays? Or, if you absolutely can’t come to church, we broadcast our services live (and archive them) on our Facebook page. And, of course, if you’re not here you could go to a church wherever you happen to be.
13 Sundays. That’s it. That’s less of a commitment than most Netflix series.
And who knows, by the end of 13 Sundays you might have gotten following Jesus down a little better. And, you might have helped someone else follow Jesus a little better.