Endurance. The very word strikes fear into the hearts of many of us. We don’t like to be put in a position to endure, at least I don’t. I want to be in a position where the only thing I can do is thrive . . . preferably without too much work on my part.
However, the call to endure isn’t always something we can choose to heed or ignore. Sometimes all we can do is endure. Two of our texts talk about endurance, one more explicitly than the other, but both the author of Jeremiah and Paul call for endurance, call for continuing on regardless of how we might feel. We aren’t called to mindless endurance but rather to look at the end goal and what we are working toward or hoping to accomplish and endure whatever might be a barrier.
Only one sermon this week as the Knox folks joined St. Mark’s. As always, let me know what you think. A special thanks this week to Verna who reminded me of Clara Hughes’ name when I couldn’t remember it.