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The View From Here
“How is it with your soul?” is how our sisters and brothers in Christ in the United Methodist Church often greet one another in more intimate settings. That is a whole lot different than “how are you?” isn’t it?
My answer to how am I is usually just as perfunctory as the question itself. But when I hear “How is it with your soul?” I am brought to an abrupt stop. A pause. A time for listening.
One question leads us to talk about who we are. The other invites us to reflect on whose we are. Rev. Cynthia Lindner preached a sermon that she titled The Power of ‘Of.’ After telling a personal story from her childhood when she thought that she was being raised in the Christian Church (Disciples AND Christ), she shared how she learned that, in fact, we are Disciples OF Christ. And that ‘Of’ is more important than a switch in words — it was a matter of shifting “who” we are to “whose” we are.
We are not one of the Disciples who is over here and Christ is over there. We are not people of faith and God is up there. But it’s not enough to define who we are by what we are not. It is important to claim who we are, by recognizing whose we are. That recognition often comes by pausing, and listening to that voice within.
My prayers continue to be with each of you, and each congregation not because of who you are – not because you are a Disciple who stands alongside Christ, but because you are a Disciple of Christ. And because we belong and are knit together as the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4).
With God’s Peace
Will you spend about five minutes with me and let me share how you can get involved in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3…. If you will watch this brief challenge called GET INVOLVED, in less than five minutes, you can find out how much we need your help and how simple it is. In fact, I would love it if you would share it with a friend as well.
Thank you for placing a high value on the National Day of Prayer.
Now is the Time to Lead and to Pray,
Ronnie W. Floyd
(Disciples of Christ)
“As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. In Christ’s name and by his grace, we accept our mission of witness and service to all people.
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“We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.”