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|Jesus walks through, not around, obstacles|
Like some of you, I have attended church all of my life. I sometimes attended church kicking and screaming. (Thankfully that doesn't happen quite as often as it used to…) Like some of you, I often attend church because my soul craves healing, knowledge and a sense of community.
In 1987 I taught a women's Sunday school class. I don't remember much about that teaching experience, but there is one lesson that will forever be alive in my heart and mind. The Scripture lesson was from the Gospel, according to John 18.
Jesus has already shared with his followers the Last Supper and has washed their feet. They then head to the Mount of Olives. There is quite a candid conversation between Jesus and those with him. Afterwards, he spends a time in prayer. He prays for Himself — that He will bring honor to God the Father. He prays for His followers, that they will remain loyal to His teaching. He then prays for all believers, that we will know His love and the unity with God that His sacrifice will provide.
For the full report, see Page 5A of this week's Citizen.
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Jo Ann Cooper is a United Methodist pastor of the LA Conference.