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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Karnes City: Welcome to the struggle
Oct 24, 2013 | 12 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Life is not easy. Life is not fair. Disease, disaster, and dissension lurk around every corner. It is not right. This is not how it is supposed to be. Almost instinctively, we know this; and yet, we often feel powerless and overwhelmed. How do we live with integrity as a people of faith and hope in the midst of such conditions?

“Pray,” Jesus answers. Pray and do not lose heart. If an unjust judge (Luke 18:1-8) will break down and grant a plaintiff widow justice just to rid himself of her, how much more will God grant justice to those he has claimed as his very own precious children? Pray. Pray and do not lose heart.

Pray. Pray and expect to be changed in the process. Praying is a dangerous activity. It draws the person praying into the struggle for peace and justice in the world. “Thy kingdom come; thy will be done…” is an invitation that God’s kingdom come in and through people; that God’s will be done in and through people. Praying is not for the faint of heart. Praying is an invitation to active participation in God’s revolution of love for the world. Welcome to the struggle!

St. Paul’s News and Notes: The people of St. Paul’s are partners with the Karnes City Schools to provide school supplies and backpacks of food to provide meals on the weekends for needy students. St. Paul’s will be hosting 5th Quarter after the home football game on Nov. 1.
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