Earlier today at Jack Layton’s funeral, the Rev. Brent Hawkes shared his parishioner’s take on genuine faith,
I believe that how I live my life everyday, is an act of worship.
I often read the commentary by David Lose as part of my sermon preparation. As I read the following words from his commentary for tomorrow’s gospel reading, I couldn’t help thinking about the late Rt. Hon. Jack Layton.
To know God, you have to go with God.
Faith is a full contact, participation sport.
You just can’t sit back and expect to really know God,
you have to get up off the couch and get in the game,
take a risk, try something marvelous,
reach for something you thought unachievable,
step out onto the winding road the end of which you can’t see from your doorstep.
Thank-you Jack, for keeping faith and for showing us by the example of your life the essence of true religion.