Stories have power. They release spiritual qualities that touch our hearts. In that context, it was refreshing and uplifting to see a story in the Globe and Mail that reflects our Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s faith. The article speaks of his recent interview with Quebec magazine in which he honored God and emphasized his responsibility to his family. May he be blessed for his transparency!
Another story with a redemptive quality appeared recently in the Vancouver Sun. The Aboriginal and Inuit people certainly have every reason to judge Christianity negatively because of the actions of those who abused them or their children in the former residential schools. Instead they seem to separate the sin from the sinner. They appear to be “surprisingly loyal to Christianity,” says spirituality and ethics columnist, Douglas Todd.
On a different note, with humour and insight Phil Callaway tells a story of how he overcame his fear of public speaking. Does fear hold you back? He reminds us that God will work in our weakness.
And here’s one more story you may not want to miss. A nine-to-five job that required commuting gave a former pastor a new perspective on the lives of those who sit in the pews on Sunday mornings.
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