Hello Tuesday Tea Time Friends! It's good to have you here safely, shining like a star with the tutu girl.
In the wake of the Orlando hate crime, I find myself rather speechless. Our gun laws have to change. We have to listen to each other's stories more intently & show respect to each other for the sheer fact that we're all trying to survive this world.
The Gospel lesson I preached on this past weekend was Luke 7:36 - 8:3. The main focus was the faith shared by the strange woman who was in a home where she was not welcomed. The Gospel news of the story is that it is not up to us to choose who is welcome in our world, but it is up to Jesus, our resurrected Lord & Savior. It is ours then to love like the strange woman, no matter who tells us "no," because Jesus tells us "yes."
So love as best you know how. We don't have to understand or see eye to eye, we just have to love.
We weep with those who weep. For Orlando, for Muslims, for LGBTQ, for individual families mourning tragic loss, we weep.
Because we love.
Love in action, being lived out as the verb that it is, will change this world.
In the words of artist Britta Gene, just love.