She said, “I want to talk about Jesus. What does Jesus mean to you? Where does Jesus show up? How does ‘In the Name of Jesus’ bring power in your life?”
And I turn to the beginning of I Samuel, to the story of Hannah and Elkanah, and Peninnah also. It is a story of love, of triumph over mean put-downs, a story that goes beyond the limits of cultural norms and expectations.
It is a story that gives us a glimpse of how limitless the Love of the Divine is. Jesus continues to open our eyes to this Love as he also goes beyond the norms of his time to offer love and hope and restoration to the “value of our intrinsic personhood”. (Westminster Bible Companion: I &II Samuel; Eugene Peterson. p. 17)
When we gather for Holy Communion, at home or wherever we may be, we continue to live out The Story of Love available for each and every one.
Come and join me in a Celebration of Communion at home or wherever you may be.