In the midst of the church’s new year, it seems as if the world is dealing with some very old problems. How can we impact them, I wonder? The two recent grand jury decisions have weighed very heavily on me, but there are a lot more of the world’s injustices that have carried into the new year, too: many forms of war and violence, food, water and sanitation insecurity across much of the globe, discrimination and oppression, and devastating medical problems, to name a few.
In the spirit of Advent, we are going to do one small thing that we can do– take time to listen to each other– listen to each others’ feelings of anger, sadness, confusion, outrage, grief and despair about the grand jury decisions and about the racism in our country. We’ll do it following the 10:30 service this Sunday, December 7th. A light lunch will be served. Bring a friend.
Yours in faith,