The Good News

The Good News According to Phil

October 2019

What do we believe when we use the term "God"?  We use this term in moments of anger or frustration.  We also use this term in moments of deep contemplation and prayer.  The Bible uses this term, or "Lord God,” in conflicted contexts: "The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10).  "God is love." (1 John 4:8).
 
I choose "God is love".  I can conceive of no other reason for our existence.  Life is a gift, and difficult as it can be at times, let us accept the gift.  Our work is to express love as best we can, to share the gift of life.  Jesus set the tone in a simple and profound commandment, "Love one another."  (John 13:34)  Let us love, the "one another" including our planet.
      
    Love, Rev. Phil