by Marcia Mount Shoop
Psalm 23; Mark 1:14-20
“The life of being a Jesus follower is about a road that has lots of twists and turns, potholes, and tempting exit ramps. A road that can seem deceivingly well traveled, but sometimes can mean you and me forging a new path.
Growing our faith muscles requires stretching–leaving things behind, letting go of our tight grip, ceasing to grasp at the same time that we strive for a more beautiful world.
Having a community of fellow sojourners of people going a little farther down the road–risking, exploring, encountering, trusting–well that is the gift of 2020.
A community of faith willing to go a little farther–to keep doing the work of dismantling white supremacy, to keep doing the work of supporting each other and learning new ways of being together, to keep having hard conversations, to keep risking being vulnerable with each other, to keep centering our lives on the truth of God’s transforming love.”