Yesterday, I asked my Sunday School class to join me in prayer. I’ve been teaching this wonderful class for almost eight years. I have a sense that it’s time for me to say goodbye to this responsibility, that our current study of the Gospel of Matthew should be my last.
I really haven’t finally made up my mind, and I really do value prayer. I did a similar thing in Virden, Illinois, when I thought my time as co-pastor was coming to an end. I just believe that decision regarding church service should be participated in by the community involved.
We stand alone before God in ultimate responsibility for the lives we live, but we stand together as community in seeking to live this life faithfully.