The End of Our Illusions (June 25th, 2017)

The words of Matthew 10:24-39 are challenging. That’s even more the case hearing words about Jesus creating family conflict on the day we welcome families of our Vacation Bible School kids to worship as kids shared music they learned during the past week! But, this is the Gospel reading that was assigned for the day. And there is very good news found in these hard-to-hear words! So often, we feel “stuck” in our jobs, our relationships, our life, or our souls. What if the reason is that we are living in an illusion of peace? What if there is a way into life that is real? We can follow Jesus out of our illusions and into life that is real, full, and eternal.