A WORD FROM THE PASTOR
Five Things You Should Know
There is a beautiful story about a pencil. The pencil maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."
"One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand. Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil. Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make. Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside. And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.”
The same applies to each one of us, too. When we find an answer to Jesus’ question who he is for us, we will be able to make ourselves useful to our contemporaries.
We have to undergo the process that the pencil undergoes. One: We will be able to do many great things, but only if we allow ourselves to be held in God's hand and allow other human beings to access us for the many gifts we possess. Two: We will experience a painful sharpening from time to time by going through various problems in life, but we need these moments to become stronger. Three: We will be able to correct any mistakes we might make. Four: The most important part of us will always be what's on the inside. And Five: On every surface we walk through, we must leave our mark.
No matter what the situation, we must continue to do our duties to the best of our abilities.