Jared Witt | March 20, 2020
Hey Castle Churchers,
I am honored and humbled that many of you consider me the primary spiritual teacher of this community. But if I may, allow me to make a case for our brewhouse assistant, bartender, and resident fitness drill sergeant, Brynn Lovato.
Yesterday afternoon, as I sat at an empty bar, laptop open, in the throes of anxiety over this 30 day ban on bars and restaurants wondering how we are going to get through it, Brynn dropped a bit of wisdom on me. She reminded me of her journey with Castle Church, from part time bartender less than a year and a half ago to becoming something like the pumping lungs of this body.
Jared Witt | March 11, 2020
“At that time, Jesus declared, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children…Come to me, all who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’”
- Matthew 11:25-30
“Come to me all who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
“Come to me all who are burdened with fear. Your jittery nervousness has become an end in itself. Your anxiety thinks its protecting you. It almost doesn’t matter whether it’s this virus or that terrorist group. You’ll always have a cause to plug and play. Some explanation to make sense of a still more frightening reality: your fear has taken on a life of its own. It sustains itself and feeds itself. You’re no longer in charge. Fear is in the control room and running amok. Come lose your life with me, and you’ll have nothing left to fear.
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