We are the newly named “Mosaic” and find ourselves immediately facing a challenge to this new picture of “us” together.
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I acknowledge the pain, frustration and fear of my friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors who are Black and African American.
“Each piece in this new mosaic that we’re forming has the ability to shine and be bright and to feel like they have value and worth.”
There are so many opportunities that are available right NOW for being Christ-like in a healthy, positive way with a bicycle.
How does our re-opening, re-gathering, or refraining from gathering express our love of God?
The Shalom Fund empowers our congregations and ministries by making sure our members have enough resources to represent the peace of Christ in their neighborhoods.
“Why does our faith imply that we should make decisions that are healing to the Earth? I like wrestling with those questions … “
Laughter … takes the focus off what we cannot control and lets us see our situation in a new light.
“I am amazed by the generosity of individuals and communities, feeling a sense of ‘us’ as the conference and wanting to dream together.”
Perhaps we are to live more in the tension, somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, rather than merely embracing one place and running from the other.
“Working intentionally at intercultural competency is challenging for me, in a good way …”
What we’ve discovered in this in-between time is God-inspired generosity, compassion, and empathy.
With new reasons to grieve on a daily basis, I am finding that I have more capacity to engage and explore personal and communal grief.
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