From the General Presbyter
“Russia is escalating!” “Another mass shooting!” “Members of Congress embrace Q-Anon.” “Another Black man shot by police!” “Asian hate crimes on the rise.” “When are we going to open our church?” “I don’t want the vaccine.” “Glaciers melting at a rapid rate.” ”New variants arrive in the US.” ”Supreme Court sides with….” And on and on and on and on and on!
How do we make it stop? We can’t, at least not yet. Sorry. As long as there are people in charge of the planet, with wants, needs, demands, opinions, complaints, we will have challenges, some easy, some not.
But we can do something. Joan Campbell, former chaplain at Chautauqua Institute in New York, invites us to “turn the quiet up.”
“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”Luke. 5:16
Tonight, we are hosting a prayer service at 7 pm. For me, this is less about what will be said, sung or presented, but more about assuming a posture of reflection, meditation and peace. It’s about entering into a space that is different than the one mentioned in the first paragraph. It’s about my relationship with God and my faith community. You are invited! If you are not able to attend, then find a time before Sunday to “turn the quiet up” in your life, so that you may hear the Risen Christ speak above and beneath.