Last night, I was privileged to be part of the ordination of a good friend and chaplain colleague. My part was to speak some words of challenge and blessing and encouragement, what is sometimes called the “charge”.
We had a text that he wanted read, and we did that. But I couldn’t exactly unpack it, couldn’t exactly make a sermon. Because the charge is a message directly to someone, a speech before battle. It’s the kind of thing you might say if the two of you were talking, rather that a sermon preaching to a crowd.

So instead, I offered him three statements, all around the word “enough”.

God is enough.

You are enough.

Here is enough.

I unpacked those statements in the context of our work as chaplains. My guess is that you may be able to hear how they apply to you.

I’ll let you and God explore that. But for this morning, it is enough that you hear those again.

God is enough.

You are enough.

Here is enough.


2 thoughts on “Enough

  1. Hugh McDevitt

    I’m not sure what this is supposed to mean to me today, but I get a strong internal sense that I was meant to hear it. Blessings!


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