Praise – Looking Up

“To bear witness to God the Father, to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to be guided by the Holy Spirit.”
~ Parish of St. Michael the Archangel

I love the mission statement, quoted above, of the Parish of St Michael the Archangel. What an amazing goal and purpose for a church in this modern age.

We were on a drive and spotted this beautiful bird on the steeple of St. Catherine of Sienna. (Merged in 2010 with Parish of St. Michael the Archangel.)

““As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.”
~Henry Ward Beecher

The modern world chooses not to honor God’s truths or hear his voice. In many churches world views contrary to God’s word are condoned in the name of love. I plan to keep looking up, my eyes and spirit focused on God’s truths, instead of being in agreement with what the world considers politically correct.

This post is part of Skywatch Friday.

17 thoughts on “Praise – Looking Up

  1. What a powerful message, Kathy. The mission statement of the church is magnificent. I hope there are enough parishioners to fill that church up to its brim every worship day. It is true the message of our Lord has been diluted or adjusted to suit politically correct people or situations. Instead of referring to the Word, we refer to humans who interpret the word or things purported as from the word in their own terms( as they wish). The net result is a generation that is unaware of the truth and the truth which can be used as a wedge between right and wrong is now a diluted, distilled, watered down version of the actual.Amidst the cacophony, there are still people like you and Debbie who speak out for the Lord and his truth and for this I am immensely grateful.
    Susie

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