gathers as a diverse and welcoming Eucharistic community baptized in Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel. We celebrate the sacraments and serve our community through works of compassion, love, and mercy.
Location: Jonesborough Senior Center, 307 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659, USA
If you have lost a child and would like to celebrate their life, we welcome you to join this new group. This is not a support nor a grief counseling group but rather a gathering of parents celebrating our children who left this earth far too early. They may be gone but never forgotten. This invitation is open to the community. This group was organized by two Moms that realized they did not have a comfortable place to celebrate their children's life between the time of their birth and death. The focus of the group is to provide parents a place to celebrate the lives their children led, including the remembrance of birthdays, anniversaries and accomplishments. For more information call 423.753.4781 and leave a message for Zel. ... See MoreSee Less
The Respect Life Committee will be distributing baby bottles on September 30th and October 1st in the Gathering area. They will be giving out baby bottles and have a display about the month. ... See MoreSee Less
24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, CYCLE A MATTHEW 18:21-35 Friends, today's Gospel gives us the parable of the unforgiving servant. I want to say something about the reason for our inability to forgive.
In the deepest sense, we don't belong to ourselves. Everything we have and all that we are comes from God. We are meant, with all of our gifts, to serve God's purposes. Our very existence comes from God, but so does the forgiveness of our sins. If there is one thing that we can each claim of ourselves, it is that we are sinners.
How do we go on? We know that we have been forgiven. That through no merit of ours, Christ has died for our sins and offered us the divine mercy. The upshot is this: there is nothing particularly stable about the self, nothing that it can claim for its own. All that it is has been received as a gift.
Well, what is at the root of the inability to forgive but this false sense of the substantial self? I have things coming to me; Do you know who I am? Well, you have nothing coming to you. You exist because of God and in order to serve the purposes of God. ... See MoreSee Less