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We should be united in calling one another away from evil, united in renouncing leaders who trade in the unacceptable. There are not two sides to that.
In the midst of a pandemic and the troubles of this time, I could use some reviving. Perhaps you could, too.
One of the more awkward things about our faith is how firmly tied it is to the concrete world. This particularity makes religion potentially fragile.
Our wounds and our scars don't make us too broken for anything – for love, for healing, or for closure.
Rather than denying and defending, I am called to confront and repent. To seek forgiveness and then to wait with my whole being on the Merciful One.
Sometimes the longest and most difficult journey is not from place to place, but from assumption to experience, from disdain to respect, from judgment to love.
In my lifetime, we have gone from furtively hiding to joyfully journeying to the holy mountain. Just as the prophet promised.
Your church can help heal divisions by addressing your community’s pain. Your church’s works of justice and mercy have never been more important.
Even in this wild adventure, we are reminded of God’s peace that does not depend on outcome, or circumstances, or conditions. It lives within us.
The psalmist said that it is good and pleasant when we dwell together in unity. But not all things that are pleasant are good – and not all things that are good are pleasant.