Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thought for the Day

In the United States, 10:00 Sunday morning is still the most segregated time of the week. But not at Grace Episcopal Church, Norwalk, Connecticut. Grace is diverse in economic status, background, race, culture, language and age.

Grace is now on the edge of an opportunity, in its conversations with a Latino/Hispanic Episcopalian mission, Iglesia Betania, to live even more fully into Grace Church's calling to reflect the kingdom of God more fully.

Opportunities, however, like the opportunity for racial equality for which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked so hard, come with a cost. So does the Gospel. To live for the kingdom of God, to live into making the dream of the kingdom real here on earth, is fraught with challenge, change, and fear of the unknown. Are we up to it? With God's help.


Barbara said...

Scratch Jarvis Cocker. Not even worth thinking about. We have to believe it, say it, and live it out. The Gospel is real, we are real, we CAN DO THIS.

Lois Keen said...

Hope is faith acting as though the hope has already become flesh. I have hope.