Here’s my challenge to the church around the world today. How about if we call a truce? The world is on fire, it is being flooded and the climate is changing. The people are homeless and searching for a place to take them in and as they seek, they’re being persecuted when they ask for help. The hungry and the lonely are struggling. There’s an ongoing world-wide pandemic.
There’s so much need. What would it be like if we worked beside, or in concert with people who have called us names in the past? What if we forgave them, and showed them our faith by the hard work of our hands and our backs to respond to the needs of the world. What if we coordinated and stopped competing?
To be clear, I’m saying this to myself and my people as much or more than I’m saying to anyone else.
You should notice some new video in this week’s sermon. We are in the process of restarting the virtual worship ministry of St. John’s Cathedral in Providence. The images from the sermon are taken from the Cathedral close in Providence. There’s more to say about this and some new exciting things coming. Please keep watching! (And hold us in your prayers.)