Our Parish

This morning the congregation in our church was in a lively mood. Even one of my "church-seat" friends an old man who usually sleep throughout the service was wide awake. I am happy about that because he also influenced I and those around him to sleep. It's a kind of contagious. However as I always said it's much better to sleep at church than to sleep at home and miss a church service. As the sleep the blessing is very much contagious in church.

Today the preacher was a very good communicator. He made the congregants to wonder, laugh, question, etc. And most importantly his message was very simple; Our workplace and the environment it creates is our parish. Therefore whenever we get a promotion at work or when we travel around the world, God is expanding the territory of our parish and Jesus must be preached in words and in action in each occasion, else we will be liable for every lost soul we have been encountered.

"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" - Romans 10:14

Love and blessings

Brehane-meskel Araya