I have a teaching to offer

All across the US there is Sunday School happening today. All across the UK there are sermons being preached today. Almost all will have at their heart:

“This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

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“I have a teaching to offer.
That loving everyone is easy.”

That

“Because if I love myself …
Just how hard is it to mix with everyone, be kind to everyone, not have to say yes to everyone, not have to believe or do everything “correctly” … ?”

 

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I am not sure how far and wide this “teaching” will travel.  But I know it has changed me for ever.

Thank you –

Paul

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Just me being curious

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“On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” John 6:60

There is one teaching I have yet to hear in all this teaching about God stuff.

I hear about seminary and theological college – how hard a teaching that is.  I hear about the clergy and burnout – and what a hard calling this is.  I hear about how hard it is to write a sermon week after week.  I hear about those who live their whole lives of faith fighting doubt – and how hard that is.  And then all this cross carrying and burden bearing … the service and everyone comes before me … the giving – the endless “giving” wot never stops!

This is a hard teaching! Who can accept it?  

Is the common theme of ALL the teaching I have received: You need to be…

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