Grace Church

Nazareth House Apostolate


Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071

“As I think back over the years of this Apostolate I can see God’s hand shaping and bringing it to fulness. May we be or have nothing unique that can set us apart. May such terms as “new, exciting, dynamic, unmatched, remarkable, rare, unparalleled” be not a part of that which describes us. Aside from the barest organizational needs (1 Cor. 14:40) may we have no leader other than Christ; may we have no rule other than the Gospels; may we have no titles, nothing that can distinguish us (Jn. 3:30; Ga. 2:20). May this Apostolate also be “characterized” by having no beginning other than “Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb.12:2). Even in divesting ourselves of any specialness we run the risk of being unique. Hence there must be a watchfulness, again a “looking unto Jesus” (Heb. 12:2; Lk. 12:37; Eph. 6:18). Therefore no one is starting this Apostolate, we are merely stepping into the current of a great unfolding movement that God has already started quietly and inconspicuously in the hearts of individuals (Ps. 46:4; Ezek. 47:1-9). May we come to realize that out of sight of the average person, something very powerful has been going on under the surface of things (Jn. 12:24). At this “level” we multiply by losing ourselves in God as He has “lost” Himself in us. We, in hope, must cling to our hiddeness, our ordinariness, as ancient seeds, waiting to be found in the caves and tombs of antiquity to be replanted and watered; to flower with a strange and mysterious fragrance. “   – Seraphim                                                                                                                             

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