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Clergy Corner

The Inheritance of the Saints

  • The Rev. Bob Dannals
  • Oct 31, 2017
  • Category: General
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The New Testament teaches that followers of Jesus are poor, empty, with no claim of self-suffiency. If this is true, the inheritance we have from the saints is an awareness, then, of our common poverty, our common hunger, our needs for love, peace and justice, our desire to receive God’s blessedness ... God’s unconditional favor.

You would think, then, if this is the legacy handed to us by those we call “saints,” life with Christ would be pretty gloomy. But in the Beatitudes of his Sermon on the Mount (our gospel text for this Sunday), Jesus tells us that our need of God and our practices of mercy, compassion, humility, and peacemaking are blessed states. Jesus reminds us that we make no claim of our own strength, but live confidently in the power of God, which, according to the Epistle to the Ephesians, “working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.”

Join us this Sunday — to remember those “gospel lights” who have gone before us. Join us to hear from our guest preacher, The Very Rev. Dr. Cynthia Kittredge, Dean of Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas. Join us for our Ministry Fair, our “Connect Sunday,” at 10am in the Commons and the Narthex. Join us on Sunday evening, following the 6pm service, for chili and beverages. Join us week by week for the exciting journey of faith we have at Holy Innocents’.

Bob Dannals