This has been a tough week for St. Louis. How do we make room for grief, for anger, and for hope? How do we work together to make change?
A lot of the Christian books I’ve read about peace-making include some version of the teaching, “if you want to build peace beyond yourself, you have to first build peace within yourself.” Sure the sentiment makes a nice bumpers sticker, but I know there are a lot of us who aren’t feeling particularly peaceful with the state of our world.
What happens if we take Jesus at his word: “Blessed are the poor?” If we don’t subconsciously add “in spirit?”