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 getContinue 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.
This Advent, I am not going to counsel you to be patient. Instead I say, be impatient. Be impatient for the coming of the reign of love. Be impatient for Christ to reign in glory. Let your impatience fuel your work for justice.