For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ. Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. (1Corinthians 3:11-13 NLT)
A Stone and the Cross (1)
As you can see we have a new look today. Touchstone has a new logo and our weekly thought will now have the Celtic cross as our main image.
I’m a slow learner. It wasn’t till Touchstone’s 10th anniversary that I took the time to discover that our name had a powerful historical meaning. I had used the phrase “touchstones of faith” and liked the sound of our name.
There is nothing like facts to change a story – in early gold mining days rubbing ore on a hard stone revealed the quality of the gold in the ore. The metaphor suddenly had a harder and more encouraging edge.
Our mission of friendship centres on reflecting on Jesus’ life and work in company with some others. This is not a self-indulgent exercise but a process that encourages responding to Jesus’ calls to acts of justice, mercy and peace that will stand the fire and tests of time. Gold survives fire and we want our lives to have the same quality.
For a fuller explanation of our new logo go to https://www.touchstone.ca/noteworthy/
Prayer for Today
Loving Father, you grant us the freedom to use our money, influence and position in whatever way we choose. Help me this day to care about doing what matters in the measure of eternity. Thank you that our little acts of kindness, mercy, forgiveness and generosity have cosmic connections. Keep us humbly aware of this …. for Jesus’ sake