Dr. Carroll Brownlow (CB) Hastings
March 5, 1916 - December 18, 2006
Benediction - Ken Sehested

Sisters and Brothers,

The Love of Christ is not an argument to be comprehended with the force of logic.

The Love of Christ is not a dogma to be upheld by institutional legacy.

The Love of Christ is not a bartered transaction, as if our plaintive promise to “be good” can unlock Providential attention.

Rather, the Love of Christ is an invitation to live according to a different rhythm. It stimulates the courage to move forward even when the path seems to crumble beneath our feet, when every way forward is shrouded in threat.

The Love of Christ is that embrace which untangles the anxious heart and calms the fretful hand—where fears are overruled by confidence and trembling is tempered with pardon and permission.

It is the still, deep stream amid every tempest that knows nothing, nothing, can separate us from Heaven’s delight.

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007