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(posted on 29 Dec 2019)

Bob Thompson was leading the last service of the year 2019. In his reflection "Following Jesus is a Lifestyle" he talked about a Covenant Service by John Wesley that was first celebrated in 1755. It has become a service celebrated ever since around the New Year, although with changes and revisions as the years past.

"What is the kind of life we are prepared to covenant to today?" A newer version of the Covenant Service, he hopes, "reflects the kind of covenant we are striving to live, and the kind of life we can feel called to.

… "Richard Rohr says that when Jesus began to announce, "Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!", he was calling us to a life style -- a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared, and loving. …

 

read the entire reflection "Following Jesus is a Lifestyle" by Bob Thompson