There are plenty of Goliaths out there. There are plenty of shiny, slick, powerful forces, and the world is very impressed. But don't confuse largeness with rightness. Don't equate a win in the Supreme Court with God's endorsement. For that matter don’t confuse an institutional church's opinion with God's. God doesn't see as humans see. The way through the storms of hate and bigotry is now and ever shall be calm expansive love.
https://youtu.be/jG07X1c0xv4 Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: Why would you go to church? Happy Pentecost. Some call today the birthday of the church. If we were clear yet about food rules we might have a big “happy birthday Church” cake. We've had them in the past. Cakes are controversial. I don’t want to … Continue reading Why would you go to church?
I've heard a lot of talk this week about the need to work for "peace." I've heard a number of elected officials and church leaders call for reconciliation. I'm not praying for either of those yet. I'm not. One of the prayers our Prayer Book asks God to help us “fearlessly contend against evil and make no peace with oppression.” I’m not praying for reconciliation. I'm praying for conversion. I believe we need conversion before we can talk about peace.