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August 4, 2019 | Courage to Do the Difficult | Rev. Gary Gibson | Sanctuary

August 4, 2019 | Courage to Do the Difficult | Rev. Gary Gibson | Sanctuary

Jesus made the difficult decision to leave Galilee and go to Jerusalem where he would face certain death. He chose to do what was difficult. We most usually attempt to divide our lives in to sacred and secular. Activities that have to do with church like prayer, scripture reading, worship are sacred, but everything else in our lives is secular –family, job, hobbies, community activities. In reality there is no such dualism all of life is sacred. When we look in the mirror, we need to look at every part of our lives. If we give ourselves to a time of intense self-examination, we might discover all kinds of things about our life. We might discover we need to face our addiction or help a friend or family member face their addictions. We might discover we can’t ignore the unethical practice at the office any longer. We might discover we’re trapped in a dead in job and need more education or learn new skills. We might discover we need to be parents and not our children’s best friend. The li

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