Years ago, at a Spiritual Directors International Conference, the keynote speaker Edwina Gately mentioned that at our death there won’t be a scale measuring how kind or holy or good we’ve been. No. At our death, there will be a thermometer checking to see how “hot” we’ve been. I like this image! We’re called to be hot!
◼ Hot as we listen for God’s word for us today.
◼ Hot with justice for all.
◼ Hot with concern for one another.
◼ Hot with passion to care and steward this earth, God’s good creation.
◼ Hot with modeling radical welcome and hospitality.
◼ Hot with the love of God, the compassion of Christ and the reconciliation of the Spirit.
In my opinion, SAPC is a HOT community. You feel deeply. You care passionately. You love with a wide expansive embrace. And that is what we are called to be: a community who supports one
another; a body who prayers for one another. May we continue to embody the HOT message of Christ as we live into these coming days.
Striving for “hottness” with you,
Jeffrey S. Gaines
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