Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


A Different Kind of Glory

In tomorrow's Gospel reading Jesus says in part, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you." In John's Gospel, the word "glory" is connected not to the things we typically think of when that word is mentioned. Rather, Jesus uses the word glory to refer to his crucifixion. Jesus' glory will not come with pomp and circumstance, an adoring throng of followers, or wealth and power. Jesus' glory comes in radical obedience to God when he is faithful to death, even death on a cross.

We too give glory to God not through achieving wealth, success, or honor. We give glory to God in being faithful. While we might wish to be faithful in much, instead we are called on to be faithful to God in the little decisions we make day in and day out. To the degree that we honor God in the little choices of our lives, we bring glory to our creator.

Photos from the Mother's Day High Tea at The Preschool are now online.


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