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We gather to worship in stressful times – the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, yet another natural disaster in Haiti, floods and hurricanes in the U.S., rising Covid sickness and death, countless immigrants at our borders looking for hope and a new life being returned to violence and oppression, and lingering racism that continues to pervade our culture and demean human life. As a nation we are so divided we cannot even talk about where to begin to address these issues. It is easy to give up.
The apostle Paul knows of our exhaustion. He writes, “Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.” Maybe our national discussions should begin with these questions: What is right? What is just? As a country, how do we work for the good of all? Maybe we would discover we have more common ground than we thought.
Peace, Rev. Neal Sadler