Community: Shared Hope In Ressurection

Today is Wednesday of Holy Week.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori published her Easter message today on the Internet.  This quote: lifted directly from her message: summarizes the content of  the entire piece.

“The Christian community is about shared hope in resurrection. The citation at the head of this article first buoyed hope among a people exiled in a foreign land, without the support of familiar leaders or places of worship. That people developed a community that could practice its faith in a strange land, insisting that God was present among them even in exile.”

~Presiding Bishop  Katharine Jefferts-Schori

Amen & amen again.  No matter what sort of church we Christ-followers call home, it is important to remember that He died for the sins of everyone.

As we travel with Our Lord towards that hill outside of Jerusalem, let all of us be mindful of the  great ” cloud of witnesses” that  comprises the Christian community.  This Eastertide, my challenge to myself is to live into the Gospel of inclusion… seeking community with other faithful Christians whose social views I don’t espouse. { and anyone who knows me at all knows how hard this challenge shall be for me to live into!}  Christians don’t need to agree on everything in order to worship & fellowship together. It is so easy for those of us who are in agreement to  share fellowship together.

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