Pastor RJ's Page

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The older one gets, the more you realize we are different and at the same time we are all the same.  Beneath the history, skin color, and culture we all have a soul.  Our souls are affected by hate, love, greed, envy, lies, and lust.  We have all felt the sting of injustice, corruption and judgement. 
 
The Bible is quite clear life is not fair.  Jesus said in Matthew 5:45 “It rains on the righteous and the unrighteous.”  God is quick to remind us in the story of Job we are promised nothing.  We are also reminded that all we have can be taken from us in the blink of an eye. 
So why care?  Why the effort?
 
  We try, we hope, we pray, because we serve a God of love.  We serve a God of mercy.  We serve a God who listens to our prayers, and we believe this God is our advocate.  We believe and know this God rights wrongs, heals wounds, restores our soul, and fills our cup until it overflows. 
 
Life has never been fair to our oldest Claire.  Early in life she was diagnosed with learning disabilities.  This didn’t stop her from making the honor roll or dean’s list.  Many times I have watched people and organizations pass over her because she didn’t fit the mold.  She’s not tall.  She has her daddy’s shoulders.  She has her Momma’s height.  She notices when some boys pass by her to talk to the girls wearing skinny jeans and have their belly buttons showing.  This hasn’t stopped Claire from standing out in her own way.  Claire spent hours learning how to play percussion, xylophone, and marimba.  She made first chair marimba her senior year of high school.  She received a small scholarship to Westminster to play percussion.
 
My daughter has never let the injustice in life stop her.  What propels her to overcome is the faith she has in our God.  She believes.  I hope she never loses that faith.  It’s a faith the world could use now. 
 
May we all have the tenacity like Claire to overcome things that might get in our way.  May we all have the hope things will get better no matter how dark the clouds in the sky.  As you kick about the autumn leaves, may they remind you seasons of life may change, but the love God has for us never does.
 
 
~Pastor RJ 

Meet Pastor RJ
 

Rev. RJ Leek has served Gwynedd Square Presbyterian for over four years.  Rev. Leek is a graduate of Dubuque Theological Seminary and began his career in Youth Ministry. He has been in full time ministry for over 21 years, and Head of Staff for the past 10 years. 

He enjoys weightlifting, comic books, movies, history and following his favorite college and professional sports teams.  He has been married to Trisha, his college sweetheart for over 26 years.  They have three children Claire, Robbie and Chloe.

 Feel free to stop by the office anytime to talk, tell a few jokes, or chat about the latest Star Wars movie.

Email Pastor RJ at rjleek@gwyneddsquare.org

 



 
 Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)  837 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-699-9159  Fax: 215-699-8042