Do you remember the question Jesus asked his disciples after checking out what other people were saying about him? He asked: and “who do you say I am?” Question around identity are important – so let me ask you a question: “Who do you say you are?”
How do you describe yourself? What words or categories do you rely on to give expression to your identity? I guess many of us find our identity from the work we do, like the advert going around at the moment that says: “You are what you do, so why not do the exceptional?” It is a catchy phrase, but it is a lie. Others of us may draw our identity from our nationality, religion, culture, language or even still the colour of our skin…, but who do you say you
Husbands and Lovers are? How we answer this question forms a massive part of the foundation of our lives. And like a building’s foundation it is hidden from view, but all determining in what it supports above the ground. Beyond this morning’s sermon I hope we will all take time in the coming days to engage this question.
We are not only individuals – we are a community and the same question applies: Who do we say we are at the Central Methodist Mission? To wrestle with this as a community I hope you will attend Connections
which starts this Wednesday at 7pm.
In hope and with joy, Alan.
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