“Children in a Democracy -- On Arizona Highway 87, Maricopa County” –photo by Dorothea Lange
“What I heard, and continue to hear, is a voice that can crack religious and political convictions open, that advocates for the least qualified, least official, least likely. . . It doesn't promise to solve or erase suffering but to transform it, pledging that by loving one another, even through pain, we will find more life. And it insists that by opening ourselves to strangers, the despised or frightening or unintelligible other, we will see more and more of the holy, since, without exception, all people are one body: God's.”
“[T]he point of church isn't to get people to come to church." "No?" said Steve, cocking an eyebrow. "What is it?" It seemed obvious to me: "to feed them, so they can go out and, you know, be Jesus." - Take this Bread, A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles”
Readings: Hebrews 13:1-8 Luke 14:1-14
Rev. Louis Mitchell
Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC.