From the book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, author Atul Gawande states “We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really it is larger than that. It is to enable well-being.” Gawande is a surgeon who has worked with hundreds of patients in their final years, and he stresses the importance of the quality of days, versus the amount of days people have left. Often, it is the interaction with others that add purpose and meaning to one’s life.
Throughout scripture, God is adamant in proclaiming that those who worship him must always protect and serve the most vulnerable among us, especially orphans, widows, and immigrants.[i] If we hope to fully experience the blessing of God’s love and grace, we must be willing to embrace and accept our human vulnerabilities. This week’s blog on the Gift of Vulnerability is a collaborative effort, reflecting a dialogue between Trinity Senior Pastor, Tracey Leslie and Neetu Sinha, a local immigrant.
As a concept, prayer is a massive thing. The idea that each of the individuals among the billions of people on this planet has the attention of God. God, who is ostensibly busy with the maintenance of the universe, will turn to us when asked. That's insane...and beautiful.
The ins and outs of what prayer is have been discussed, defined, debated, and redefined. We at Trinity decided to call on some of our congregants to talk a little bit about what prayer has meant in their lives.
See what people are saying about Trinity. Read and watch testimonies.