But here’s where we are, with respect to this particular issue, or climate change, or gun violence or the inflation rate. Looking back with longing will not benefit us in the long run. We may need time to grieve and breathe and gather and pray; and then we respond. We act in the way Jesus would have us act and by what we promise in our baptismal vows: to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to strive for justice and peace among all people. How? with God’s help.
The Rev. Carola von Wrangel served as a supply priest for St. Hilda St. Patrick on June 19. She has served in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and is currently a priest associate at St. Dunstan’s, Shoreline.
The Trinity is not an intellectual exercise. It is a summary and picture of God’s love. It is a call to us to let the love expressed in the Trinity work through us. We are called to be disciples of Christ.
This longing for satisfaction is a universal desire of humanity and a desire of the church. Our longing is manifested in our restlessness, sense of emptiness, and our search for meaning and significance in our lives. We want to see Jesus, to be healed, to touch the helm of his garment, we want to stand in the presence of His holiness to behold Him and be satisfied…True satisfaction is not about filling a void, or about acquisitions, accomplishments, or the fun things that we find to do. True satisfaction comes in the new life we experience in God where we become intoxicated by the H.S. goodness and love.