There is no part of us that is immune or exempt from this loving relationship. To follow Christ to place our entire selves in his loving service.
These are they who lean over the grandstands of Glory to cheer us on as we run. “Walk together children, don’t you get weary; there’s a great camp meeting in the Promised Land.”
When the perception of scarcity and the presumption of privilege drive the massive acquisition of wealth and resources without the necessary ethical responsibilities that mandate care for the poor and vulnerable, we see a world running hot to acquire but running cold on compassion.
Baptism is, at its heart, a sacrament of compassion and radical connectivity to those whom we will never meet or whose experiences we will never know, but whose living is inextricably tied to our own. In Baptism we are made one – here and now.
[Forgive the formatting of this post. I am posting this from my iPhone so there is no telling what it is going to look like on larger devices. Detachment... I am practicing detachment] This afternoon I leave Washington, DC after witnessing history in the making - the Installation of the first African American Presiding Bishop … Continue reading Baptism Identity and a “Royals” Welcome