This weekend we will continue with our theme of Spiritual Health, borrowing from the book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero.
What does it mean to be Spiritually Healthy? We will especially focus this week on strong emotions. Do you have strong emotions at times? What do you do with those strong emotions?
Is it okay to yell at someone who cuts you off in traffic, or even to offer a few hand gestures?
Is it ok to yell at your spouse or family members occasionally?
How should you respond when someone is rude to you or when someone hurts your feelings?
Is there a danger in pushing your strong emotions down and not expressing them?
One of the Scriptures we will look at this weekend is from Proverbs 25:28. The Message Translation states it this way: “A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out.”
We will discuss what that means for our lives. I will also share the strategy that I think the Bible and our faith tradition suggests to us in dealing with strong emotions.
I am looking forward to exploring these themes with you this weekend. I hope you can be present for worship.
I am also excited that Dr. James and Gail Kepner will be joining our church at the Saturday afternoon worship service. We are blessed to have Jim and Gail in our faith community.Pastor Kent