But Paul's message remind us that God's message of love and hope is for ALL people. All peoples are needed with all kinds of gifts to carry out God's work!
As a church and as a country and as people of faith, the question for us continues to be one of how are we changing the world around us.
What might happen if we told different stories about how love works in and through and with and (when necessary) in spite of us?
So if the origin story of Christianity is rife with conflict, is there any hope for a peaceful future?
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Even before we get to the church building, we pass persons in need. What is our response?
What choices do we make after having experienced the Resurrection? Where do we go? What do we say? How do we respond?
Our story continues to be one of showing how much God's love becomes real in each of the lives we encounter on a daily basis.
We have traveled this road before and know the difficulty. But imagine. if you will, of looking at Holy Week as the start of a revolution?!
Sometimes it feels as though we are awaiting an event that takes so long in occurring that we wonder if it will truly ever happen.