To riff on a post I saw earlier today by a very smart, devoted follower of God how can the same people I went to church with and heard the same stories of exile, escape and finding their way to a promised land find problem with families trying to do their own exile and escape from a problematic situation in their homelands. It breaks my heart to hear these people being called derogatory names and people calling for harm to come to them. God commands his people to love one another as they love him. Love thy neighbor as themselves. We live in a world where people are trying to find peace and in many places you cannot find it.
I am grateful for the faith tradition that came before where people practiced radical hospitality as Jesus and his disciples were shown during his Earthly ministry. My choice to follow the example of God is the path that I hope many will find their way to. These people are scared, they seek hope, their children are facing uncertain futures. When it comes down to it if you take away the borders and Earthly nationalities and tribes we are all of one human family with the same heart, brain, bones and blood. Let’s not shed that precious blood in the search for peace. I pray to Mary and Joseph both exiles for their intercession for these people.
The Holy Dream Team of Bishop Michael Curry and Fr. James Martin talking about the immigration situation in Texas. They also speak to other issues of faith in The #Episcopal and #Catholic Churches.
Pentecost is the beginning of the church year in many Christian traditions. This morning at St. Peter’s Episcopal celebrated the descending of The Holy Spirit coming down to establish the church.
Easter is something to be lived out daily. It means intentional devotion and being active in ones faith community. The whole Sunday’s coming thing is meaningless if one doesn’t practice what they believe the other six days of the week.
For those of other faith traditions being active and engaged in your communities can only make the world a better place.
Today is Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance.
On this day I am remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for humanity. One embraced by many. To give ones life for the cause of love is a noble one. Today I remember that act. Jesus did so much in a short amount of time that made people whole and brought people together. He was a carpenter so he built community and offered justice to the oppressed. To those who followed him he gave them a life of opportunity to do amazing things. May all of us find ways to emulate the works Jesus in our own way.
A selfie with the Episcopal Bishop of East Tennessee Rt. Rev. Brian Cole. He is a cool guy who does a good service.