Talk About God
Reverend Jeffrey Lee
Brian Evison introduced Reverend Jeffrey Lee, of St. Thomas Church in Bellevue, who remarked that the Christmas season brings about a “fair amount of talk, based on theology, of what could be called God-talk. Talk about God? What does it mean? We cannot ever describe God precisely. If you can understand it, it’s not God.”
“So,” said Rev. Lee, “what’s the point? Talk is cheap and can be profoundly dangerous. There’s not a major conflict around the globe that doesn’t not have theology tied into it.
It’s increasingly clear that religion is the problem and the solution.”
Rev. Lee said we should be able to account for the “acts of selflessness and courage daily around the world. When I visited Ground Zero in New York recently, I was drawn to St. Paul’s chapel, only a block from Ground Zero. Inside, the pews were gouged by the workers belts and tools as they used the chapel as a refuge and a haven from their recovery efforts.” MORE
Thought for the Week
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
It’s the Between Year’s Week, when the BBRC takes a breather to let Christmas run its course and ready ourselves to welcome the New Year. There will be no meeting on December 27. Enjoy the break and be ready to continue the great traditions established by our International Association, as well as the rich history we’ve carved for ourselves at the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Third quarter billing hits the streets next week. If, for some reason, your account is not up to snuff, please remit your balance so that the Club Administrator can pick it up at the Post Office no later than Monday, December 30. Send your check to BBRC, PO Box 3003, Bellevue WA 98009-3003.
The Officers and Directors of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club take this opportunity to wish you and your family the best for a spirit-filled Christmas, with unbounded joy for the season. May the joy and good tidings continue into the New Year and throughout 2003!