That’s what we believe at Racine United Methodist Church. To be a Jesus follower, we find life at it’s fullest, feasting on the “bread of life.”
Obviously, we can’t take this verse literally, as we often cannot when reading scripture. Sometimes we can. I take the Bible very seriously, but often not literally. I believe Science and faith are compatible. I believe both are a search for truth. Where Science searches for fact, faith searches for truth. Both are true, but in a different sense. How do you measure love? It doesn’t have any scientific weight. But, it’s the greatest weight in any human life.
Certainty is not the same as faith. Doubt is not faith’s enemy. But doubt prompts us to search for a more mature faith. Here at Racine United Methodist Church, you are free to ask questions and search for a faith that feeds your soul. I often counsel folks to pay attention to what drains our spirit and what feeds it. The things that feed our spirit are probably the direction God is asking us to move toward.
When we get the oven built, we will continue to ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do with what we’ve baked?” We’ll keep thinking of the Great Commandment Jesus summarized from all commandments, “Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself.” That’s what followers of Jesus are asked to do.
I invite you to attend our Groundbreaking ceremony for the wood-fired oven on June 28th at 10:00am following worship. It is our hope that you will find your soul nourished as we strive to be faithful to God’s call. We seek to be salt and light for the community we are planted in. We invite you to join in that calling.
Keep the faith,
Pastor Glen Holland
P.S. We plan to dedicate the oven and fire it up for the first time in September or October 2015.