1 thought on ““Ascending Like a Hot Air Balloon” by Rev. Beth O’Callaghan May 24 2020

  1. The Field

    In this field,I have been told there would the Union soldiers camp or bivouac. You may not be aware of this, but I have seen this, in that same field, before Saint Nicholas church came to be, a multitude of hot air balloons gathered to prepare and then soar gracefully up into a serene blue heaven. In that same field a herd of deer slept there each night, in the open and without fear, by the dozens finding peace and communion secure with their watchmen on the outside and all the fawns and does safely encircled inside and …. in that same field, that special place, would later be the foundation whereby the church itself would be built. ”

    Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44

    Matthew 6:25-34

    Do Not Worry … 2020

    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

    28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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