Yes, now that Lent has ended and you have had forty days-worth of chocolate, wine, or oatmeal raisin cookies the question arises — what now? For the Hubbell Pew we will continue with regular posts that hopefully will help you continue the spiritual disciplines you practiced during Lent. But, I hope you agree that writing or reading a daily meditation is hardly sufficient.
In the History channel’s version of The Bible, Jesus calls Peter with the famous, “come with me, and I’ll make you a fisher of men.” Peter asks, “what will we do,” and Jesus says, “Change the world.” Each of us is called to “change the world” – to replace exclusion with inclusion, hate with love, and anger with peace. We know not which one of us will roll the pebble that will become the landside, but we are all called to gather a stone no matter how small and start it rolling.
For every athlete there comes a time when it’s time to “play the game.” A football player has finished two-a—days, a golfer has been on the practice range and practice green long enough, a basketball player has shot free throws until his arms are weary, etc., but now it’s time to “suit up.” As disciples who have prayed, meditated, studied, and fasted it’s time to – “suit up.” God has shouted, “Get in there and make a difference.”
Editor’s notes: Our friend Luis preached this Sunday and part of the congregation was the President and his family. As expected, Luis didn’t back off or reign it in. I suspect he’ll catch some heat, but knowing Luis he likes it warm. Go to www.stjohns-dc.org and listen. I suspect it will be posted soon.
Coincidently, the Good Friday Post was the 750th meditation since the Hubbell Pew began ten years ago. We used to only post during Lent and on rare occasions during the year as the spirit moved. Since my transplant I have tried to be more regular. I sincerely hope you will continue to follow the Pew and support us if you are so moved. We are considering compiling the best in some form of publication and bringing the website into the 21st century so it can reach a broader audience. Your ideas, comments, suggestions, and financial support are needed. I try to respond to every inquiry, request, or question. God Bless.