The long green season is called ‘Proper’ or ‘Even time’, or sometimes the “Weeks after Pentecost”. This is how we spend half our year. During Even Time we listen to the stories of Jesus that are not part of Christmas and Easter: Parables, Jesus’ healing folks, Jesus’ teaching about God’s world and Jesus showing us how to treat each other.
Take the pressure off. God’s world is happening with our without us. Our helping just means God’s world comes faster.
The kids and adults are reading Mark 4:26-34 today. In that parable Jesus talks about God planting the seeds of faith and change, and helping them grow even when the farmer has no idea what happened. Christianity is active, but along with action we have to take time to sit back and appreciate that we are only helpers in God’s world. It doesn’t depend on us to happen. Being passive sometimes and watching God in action is also a good way to develop our faith.
Just for fun