This will be the back page for the Fishkill United Methodist Church for this coming Sunday, September 16, 2018 (17th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B)
To be honest, writing this back page was a bit of a struggle. How does one answer the question when someone asks you, “who is your God?”
There are many who say that their God is the one true God, but their actions tell us that they worship other gods first.
The noted theologian Henri Nouwen stated, “Jesus came to announce to us that an identity based on success, popularity, and power is a false identity.”
Peter understood that Jesus was the Messiah and not another individual seeking political and earthly power. It just took him a bit longer to understand what all that meant but, in the end, he would come to understand what he had been called to do.
It takes every bit of our knowledge and experience, our wisdom, to hear the soft words of Jesus amidst the harsh and false words of the world and this society we live in.
But, in Christ we find the truth and know, in the truest sense, that it will set us free. ~~Tony Mitchell