Guest Preacher: Dr. Jenifer Harvey
Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not speak of reconciliation without speaking of how we can repair the breach and how we can restore the loss.
– Litany by Dr. Yolanda Pierce, November 24, 2014 after police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
Scripture readings: Ruth 1:1-17 &
Our response to the question of how to create a more just and peaceful word can be summed by the word "accompaniment": to deviate from other pathways for a while (and then forever), to walk with those on the margins, to be with them, to let go. Through this encounter with Christ at the margins, we can as individuals and societies, experience a profound, ongoing, Spirit-led conversion of heart, soul, and mind."
- from St.. Francis and the Foolishness of God by Stuart Taylor, et al.
Scripture reading: Matthew 11:16-30
Rev. Louis Mitchell
Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC.