We come back to this church year in and year out, Sunday after Sunday, to return to the story of God’s relentless love. We come here to remember that all the stories our world wants to hand us, stories that we are not enough, that we don’t have enough, all those stories will fade away.
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Will you join Cristosal in defending LGBTQ+ Rights?
From September 5-11, 2022 I will be participating in a summit on defending LGBTQ+ human rights in Central America and other environments where governments are hostile to those rights. We will be meeting with queer leaders and sharing stories and methodologies. My congregation, Holy Communion, has paid for my trip in its entirety, but I want to raise awareness and support for the activists in Central America and Cristosal’s work.
I invite you to make a contribution to Cristosal’s work here:
Playing Catch Up with the Spirit
God’s Spirit falls on all the people the disciples would have despised. This movement of God is much bigger, and wider, and more beautifully diverse than Jesus’ followers could have imagined. God’s love knows no human boundaries. The early church was always playing catch up. That is the story of Acts, and that frankly is the story of the church today. God’s Spirit continues to invite us out beyond where we are comfortable, to join in the beautiful work of God’s expansive love. We are to receive the Spirit, and the people the Spirit sends us, as a gift.
God’s Sense of Humor and our Sense of Self
There is humor in these texts, I would argue, because God invites us almost always to take ourselves more lightly. The Spiritual life should make us laugh at ourselves at times, or else we’re probably doing it wrong.