Today Rev Sunshine Wolfe spoke to us about faith in a broken world. We are born into a world that is not of our own creation.  In many ways it is a broken world.  We cannot repair the entire tree of life.  You are given only one piece of it.  You cannot undo a thousand years of racism for example.  But you can use your gifts to do whatever little you can that is available to you.

The culture we live in has been largely defined by the people who control the narrative.  It is easy to fall into the belief system of those who control the narrative.  The recent women's movement (dubbed Me Too) is an example of how a few people have been able to interrupt the narrative of male dominant society.  When women enter their place in the story, then women can become powerful... can even become president of the United States.  The white supremacists narrative would have you believe that America was great when white people were in control of society.  

Sometimes you have to protest.  Not because you believe that your efforts will change the narrative, but rather because you believe that if you do not protest, the narrative will change you.  

Peace,

Rick

 

The Risk of Birth

This is no time for a child to be born,
With the earth betrayed by war & hate
And a comet slashing the sky to warn
That time runs out & the sun burns late.

That was no time for a child to be born,
In a land in the crushing grip of Rome;
Honor & truth were trampled to scorn—
Yet here did the Savior make His home.

When is the time for love to be born?
The inn is full on the planet earth,
And by a comet the sky is torn—
Yet Love still takes the risk of birth.