Getting Ready for Sunday, 06.26.16

Getting Ready for Sunday, 06.26.16

2 Kings 2: 1-2; 6-14
John 14:8-14
“Hand Me Down Mantles and Succession Plans”

Surely most of us can trace some central part of our life and who we are to someone who came before us? We became teachers, because of a certain teacher. We are musicians because of a musician who had a great influence on us. We are parents because of our own parents. The possibilities are as many as there are people and ways of being human…

Likewise, I bet, something about who you are or what you have done will affect someone coming behind you. She or he will become who they become in part because of how you were.

Let’s take some time this week, as we relive Elijah’s passing his mantle to Elisha, and think about of what we are inheritors and what we will be bequeathing. That sense of connection or one’s place in history… it’s awe-inspiring.