6-26-16: The Grace of Otherness (NCC's ONA 10th Anniversary Celebration)


Scripture: Luke 17:11-19John 9:18-25

The sin which separates us from God also separates us from one another.  One of the most destructive forms this takes is our distancing ourselves from and judging negatively those who are different from ourselves.  The more different others are, the more reasons we come up with to find fault with them!  Jesus came among us to expose this sinful human behavior, to empower us to change it, and then to welcome into our into our hearts precisely those who are different from ourselves, and in so doing to enlarge our own being.

See you Sunday!


Author of this post

Reverend Jeff Utter Reverend "During this time of pastoral transition, we welcome Reverend Jeff Utter, who will begin officiating Sunday services starting April 3. Rev. Dr. Jeff Utter has been a UCC minister since 1968, and in 1990 he was granted ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has enjoyed a varied career, having been the settled pastor of three UCC congregations, and the interim pastor of four UCC and five Disciples congregations."