In his book A Spirituality of Homecoming, Henri J. M. Nouwen says “Following Jesus means that we have to keep walking on the ground, keep struggling.” [if you have time, take a few minutes now and read the rest of the paragraph and following commentary HERE***]
How can each of us do some small effort to help stem the issues in our communities? Among these in our area this year are COVID-19, racial injustice, economic inequality, climate change, tempering the vitriol surrounding our politics, health care, etc.
One step at a time! ACTIONS may include: wearing a mask WHENEVER in public during pandemic times, having civil conversations even when disagreeing with another’s political views, volunteering to feed those less fortunate, conserving water and more.
Kris Kristoferson co-developed the song “One Day At A Time” in the 1970s and it’s still popular today. A lyrical phrase in that song rings true here: “help me to be all I can be, and all that I am.”
Each of us has a part to play in this world, so let’s go out and help make this a better place to live! May the Spirit move you to walk in new and exciting ways in the upcoming days…
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, October 11, 2020:
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