November 5, 2007

Practice Being Loyal

Mike Coyner is the United Methodist Bishop for Indiana. He is also an Indianapolis Colts fan. In today's E-pistle he asks Colts fans: will we still be True Blue after yesterday's loss to the New England Patriots. The same question can be asked to Notre Dame football fans this year and to the members of Church of the Brethren congregations.

Coyner suggests that even Jesus faced such a loyalty test with his disciples. Read John 6:60-69. Listen for the sadness in Jesus' voice when he asks, "Are you also going to leave me?"

Bishop Coyner suggests he will his Colts shirt this week because he wants to practice being loyal. How shall we practice being loyal to our church this week?