Date: August 21, 2022

by Rev. Tami Forte Logan
Isaiah 58:9b-11

“God INTENTIONALLY put all of creation in this symbiotic, interdependent relationship with one other. ALL God’s creation is connected. If you hurt ME, you are hurting yourself. If you harm anyone, harm will come to you. Because we DO know that we REAP what we sow, RIGHT? What we put out in the universe comes back on us, INCLUDING nature.

So, when we poison the water, we poison ourselves– when we pollute the air, we jeopardize the health or our own lungs, AND our skin—–When we rape the land of trees, we reduce our oxygen and remove our protection from windstorms– when we over-work the land, we adversely impact the food that WE need to eat to survive. AND if we harm the animals on the land, in the sea or in the air– we harm ourselves as well…WE ARE ALL CONNECTED.

God has laid out these terms, these conditions that we have heard through the prophets all summer long. To feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take care of the children, the widows, the earth, immigrants by choice OR by force, PAY folks for their labor… AND…IF we do these things God will 1. Guide Us, 2. God will Strengthen Us. 3. God will Satisfy Us”

Watch the full GCPC service on 8/21/22 here
(Scripture and sermon begin at 35:15)