God invites us at this time, in this place to continue to serve as a parable, a sign of God’s Welcome, of God’s embrace of Diversity, a sign of the Beloved Community God envisions for this world. Jesus is already out there ahead of us, Holy Communion. He’s already passed through the crowd. We have the potential to keep following Christ’s way. Thank you for continuing to allow me the privilege of walking with you.
God has a stake in what happens in our world. God dreams of a world that is more loving, more generous, more equitable, more just. God is not just the God of the insiders. God hears the cry of the immigrant, of the foreigner, and those who have been red-lined into substandard housing. God invites us to behave differently.
The Jesus movement will lead you out among those who are a mess, who are disorganized, who are unable to care for themselves. Jesus movement always pushes us out beyond the walls of our clubs, our churches, our safe spaces. Jesus’ movement has a direction.