Dear Church Family,
I continue to be stunned by the division that infests upon our country. I cannot wrap my head around why we cannot question our government and support our troops' need for medical care and appropriate equipment. I cannot wrap my head around why we cannot love our country and question our policies. I cannot wrap my head around the severe need to designate our fellow citizens as “elite” or “backwards.”I cannot wrap my head around why we cannot both express gratitude for peace officers and demand equity training and reallocating some of our funds to prevent the murder of our siblings of color in the streets. I cannot, cannot understand how we who call ourselves Christians can be so judgmental and dismissive of one another.
To watch clips from the events in DC this week, to hear elected officials incite people, to watch our country people spew hate in the streets, to peddle falsehoods that promote danger, to evacuate our capitol in fear, all during a pandemic is stupefying. I urge you to join me and get down on your knees in prayer. May we heed words from 1st Corinthians 12 If one part of the body suffers, we all suffer! For those on the margins, those in impoverished mountain communities to those in city penthouses, for those who wait for Jesus to return in the sky to those who care for the creation to the earth, for those who project hostility for faith to those who think their faith is the only way, love, love love them all!
May God help us, empower us, change us . . .