Part 1 - The Sights Had a fun and quite unexpected adventure in Banff this past weekend. Started out at 5am in Calgary to get to the Rimrock Resort to capture sunrise but the weather didn’t cooperate. Luckily I was with a good group up for anything and we ended up at Vermillion Lakes, Mount Norquay and Lake Minnewanka for some foggy fun.
We are among the disciples who are simply going outside, to freedom, together, intent on following Jesus; we love him so. We’re finding each other out here, and it’s beautiful and crazy and churchy and holy. We are simply getting on with it, with the work of justice and mercy, the glorious labor of reconciliation and redemption, the mess of friendship and community, the guts of walking on the water, and the big-sky dreaming of the Kingdom of God.
If you don’t pray often, you won’t gain a love for praying. Prayer is work, and therefore it is not very appealing to our natural sensibilities. But the simple rule for prayer is this: Begin praying and your taste for prayer will increase. The more you pray, the more you will acquire the desire for prayer, the energy for prayer, and the sense of purpose in prayer.