I think our demons totally recognize Jesus right out of the boat and our demons are afraid of him. Which is why they try to get us to stay away from people who may remind us how loved we are. Our demons want nothing to do with the love of God in Christ Jesus and so they try to isolate us and tell us that we are not worthy to be called children of God. And these lies are simply things that Jesus does not abide.
- Nadia Bolz Weber
Readings: Mark 1: 21-28
A Blessing for One Who Is Exhausted - By John O’Donohue
“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. Our father was a Presbyterian minister and told us about Christ's disciples making their living by fishing, and we were left to assume that all first-class fisherfolk on the Sea of Galilee used a fly rod.”
– Norman Maclean
Reading: Mark 1: 14-40
Guest Preacher: Rev. James Watson
Rev. Louis Mitchell
Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC.