What Would We Do If We Weren’t Afraid?

Doesn’t matter where you life is or what a mess its in when you show up. Just show up. You’ll find yourself in grace and there will be healing in that. So just keep coming. – Donna Murphy-Sharp on St. Peters

Pastor Jeff Paul discusses Rabbi Hillel’s determination of the greatest commandment quoted by Jesus and the greatest challenge to a community or a person, living in love instead of in fear. Donna Murphy Sharp tells her spiritual story starting about nine minutes after the beginning of the recording. Along the way both Pastor Jeff and Donna talk about the closing of St. Stephen’s in Reno through the lens of fear, faith, love, and community.

You can read the scripture by clicking: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 or Matthew 22:34-46 or listen to the Matthew reading in our recording below. There is a fade out and in of the audio about two and half minutes into the recording to cover a gap in our recording and again after Donna tells her story.  Click on the white triangle in the black bar-shaped player below to listen to the scripture and sermon now or click on the link labeled: Download below the player to save an audio mp3 file for listening later.