We live in a dehumanizing world. Sometimes the invitation to give back our neighbor’s God-given humanity, means simply rolling up our sleeves, letting go of our assumptions, and working together to get the dishes done.
For eight years I have entirely avoided the topic of abortion in the pulpit. But this week, in our state, the theological got political, and it got dangerous. This week I worried that my silence on the issue is complicit.
Don’t let God’s name be defined by hate and fear. The world needs more generous words about God. The God we speak of, the One we pray to in this place, our God blesses life in all its diversity. God works for liberation for ALL people. The world needs more words about the God of forgiveness and love, the God who invites us to grow up. Say the word “God.”