I am a strong advocate for keeping politics out of our faith lives. Our church is a sanctuary for all, whatever one’s political affiliation.
However, the action by the Supreme Court this week to take away a fundamental and constitutional right transcends politics and requires us to examine our conscience and the beliefs we hold. The UCC leadership has issued a statement that you might find valuable in considering this issue.
There is much to contemplate in Sunday’s sermon as well. Rev. Dan Sack preached on prayer and how to pray. The scripture readings from Genesis and Luke presented quite different perspectives. Will our prayers be answered? If we ask will we receive — if we seek will we find? Or does God do what God intended all along regardless of our entreaties? If we look around it is plain to see that our prayers for peace and health in the world are at best a work in progress.
These are thorny questions and ours is not an easy-answer community of faith. We are each on a personal faith journey, and we will confront many more questions than absolute answers along the way. That is why we’re here rather than somewhere where we are told what we must believe. Dan’s sermon provided plenty of ideas for meditation and contemplation.
Until next time,
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