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Kristi shares how she spent some time looking at her life story working with some spiritual direction maps. It became extremely obvious to her, as she looked at her story throughout the first couple decades of her life that the longings behind many of the activities and accomplishments were fueled by a longing to be seen, to be heard, and to be known.
Step 12 gives us a vision for our journey of recovery. It gives us hope that we could live spiritually awake to God, sober and alert, and carrying the message of recovery to others while continuing to practice the principles of the 12 Steps in daily life.
We all want Jesus to calm our storms in life, but often he waits. The fisherman-disciples panicked when Jesus didn't calm their storm at sea. Rembrandt masterfully paints the various reactions on the boat in the storm. Let's look in the Gospel story and Rembrandt's meditation and painting on it to understand better our personal storms and how we react to them.
Jesus Christ's death on the cross provides not only our forgiveness of sins but also our eternal living in the Kingdom of the Heavens. The Bible text for this sermon is Luke's account of Jesus' death on the cross (Luke 23:26-49).