July 18, 2021
The disciples report back to Jesus all the good that have done (Mark 6:30). This is a bit strange — what if coming to church was about declaring all the good we have done?
This doesn’t feel quite right, not simply because of modesty, but because we each acknowledge that we are like sheep without a shepherd, in need of Christ’s compassion (Mark 6:34)
A reflection on how we are both saints and sinners, capable of good works but also in need of God’s unfailing grace.
The image comes from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho.