First Confessions

We see sin as problems…but not as the evidence of death and corruption at work in us.

~Fr. Stephen Freeman

This is the smack on the nose thing I needed this morning. My sin is not a head-trip for which I need counseling and hand-holding. My whole being needs to be transfigured into that which reflects and has communion with Christ. Lord have mercy!

From that thought to this….

On Monday night, Jeff and I went over to a friends’ house for dinner. The gentleman has been a mentor of sorts to Jeff and they attend our Baptist church. One of the first questions Jack asked was, “So how are things going spiritually?”

We grinned and said, “Great!”

“So what is changing?” He asked. “Transitions is spiritual things usually are good or great.”

Uhoh….we were pinned!

What followed was a friendly exchange on how we ended up visiting an Orthodox Church two weeks ago. We hesitated, because of fear, mostly. They just wanted to be sure we would still keep our relationships open with our friends at the Baptist church. Of course we will, as far as it depends on us. Other folks we know will probably think we’ve gone batty in the belfry. [It has something to do with bells…LOL]

That was our first confession of finding the Faith. Pray for us, as we must do it repeatedly!


5 Responses to “First Confessions”

  1. 1 michelle July 23, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I will keep you in my prayers for sure! May God be with you! Huggles!

  2. 2 Kim July 23, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Prayers your way!

  3. 4 Kristen July 23, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Hope things continue to go great for you

  4. 5 L July 25, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I attended an orthodox church recently and it was beautiful.every single woman had her head covered and it seemed just right.

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