November 26, 2017, 3:27 PM

An Inspiring Message

I had the privilege to go to the Investiture and Seating of Rev. David Rice as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. 

We walked around the Cathedral of St James in Fresno neighborhood where we stopped for testimonials from members of the diocese of how they have been called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world today. 

Bishop Curry, presiding bishop of the national Episcopal Church, delivered an inspiring and extremely enthusiastic sermon.  He  told us that the old testament of  Bible reminds us to Witness;  in the new testament He reminded us that  Christ calls us to witness.   And since we are Episcopalians, we need to be given direction in the prayer book as well…  In the ordination service, bishops are called to be witnesses for Christ; ..In our baptismal covenant, we are called to witness… and finally at the closing of every service we are each called to be a witness to the world as we go forth.    

The world really needs our message; we are called to witness about the hope and love of Jesus. After hearing Bishop Curry’s enthusiastic sermon, everyone was ready to dance out of the cathedral  into the streets and to witness for Jesus.  At the closing hymn, the clergy, torch bearers dancing out of the cathedral and into the world.