We are baptized FOR the sake of the world. Through baptism, Christians are sent into the world to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly. It is a calling to be in the world but not of the world, we are made new! That includes the values and ethics we take when we go and vote.
Isaiah 65:17 gives hope of a new heaven and a new earth; one where the former things are no longer a memory. I believe that we can create a world where injustice will be a distant memory. I believe that we can create a world where women are free to heal from the traumas which have been inflicted on them, and can be restored to live happy and healthy lives.
I am among the Americans who fall just above that 138% poverty level who experiences being uninsured. The marketplace was designed for us, but with Ohio’s refusal to establish an exchange, many struggle to gain access to affordable health insurance and are left delaying preventative care. Recently, I had to forgo replacement of a broken crown due to costs and a lack of insurance until the tooth became infected and was pulled.... read more
When we think of the homeless, we need to think of families who are in crisis. But as a society, too often we ignore that crisis can happen to anyone. It’s time to invest safe, decent, and affordable homes for all Ohioans.
As families seek refuge, we must remember that the kingdom of God is like a bush providing shelter and shade. To sow God’s kingdom means that we welcome the refugee and migrant seeking safety and respite.
On April 4th, we will remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The faith and hope of the Christian tradition is based on the cross being left empty. Fears and anxieties are laid to rest there, so that hope and a new song for the world can emerge. In the end the lynching tree and all it represents will lose, because the cross is left empty.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus openly challenges the civil authorities and the status quo. Instead of a war horse, a donkey. Instead of scarcity, abundance. Instead of punishment, forgiveness. Instead of hatred, love.