Over the last couple of weeks I have taken the time in worship to celebrate who we are as the United Church and talk about the changes that we are looking at come General Council at the end of July. In these sermons I am making the case that this is all for the good. In the New Testament a common theme is transformation. Moving from life to new life after death is the biggest transformation but Jesus is pretty clear that we are to be transformed before that date.
Some of those transformations will be known only by us. While other transformations will be seen by those around us. In some cases the metaphor used for transformation is an actual physical change or healing.
I can’t help but notice how many people here at Forest Hill have participated in studying the book “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown and some have participated in the follow up study of “Cup of Blessing” by Joyce Rupp.