Monday, November 3, 2008

the burdens that weigh on us

with all that is happening in the world and in our country at this time, we feel seismic shifts underway that we cannot yet comprehend.  while our hope and faith are rooted in the triune god of creation, father-son-spirit, our lives are framed by a constant awareness of poverty, loneliness, racial divide, the suffering of refugees, the profound needs of children in our neighborhood.  as we grapple with the yet-to-be realized outcomes of the economic collapse and this historic election, we recognize all the more the burdens the church is and should be carrying. 

what about the poor - see this editorial piece "Crises on Many Fronts" -

what about refugees - see this most recent update about the renewed, devastating conflict in the congo - "Many Children Could Die" -

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