Wanting to justify himself [the lawyer] asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29
Of course there is loving service in the world–principled and ethical action–without worship. There is worship without caring for those in need. The Christian faith holds these two together. As we renew our Christian faith, week after week, this is the pattern of our lives: loving God and loving neighbor. This pattern and ideal is rooted in the faith of our brothers and sisters in the synagogue, and is the same as the faith of our spiritual mothers and fathers through the Christian centuries.
The confirmation class meets after church for “weeding and reading” As we weed the sunflower garden and water the plants, we hear the words that clear the “weeds” from our spiritual hearts, and we let the ancient wisdom water our lives. We’ll also begin thinking about our fall field trip to Boston to see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of Science