For far too long, much of the church has been either silent or outright complicit in the evils of segregation, oppression, and marginalization…often either implicitly or explicitly supporting the systems and structures that have and continue to perpetuate such injustices. Is that what we’re called to? Is that in any way, shape, or form the way of Jesus?
Whatever passion leads us on the radical path toward transformation—and ultimately to sacrifice—is the unquenchable fire of the Divine Spirit within us…and all we must do to awaken it is to turn towards it and let it free.
This Sunday we continue our Easter Season for Spiritual Exiles, “Reimagining Resurrection,” by reclaiming gratitude as a way of experiencing a faith based in trusting the abundance of divine love as the core of reality.
When we think about Spirit, is it something that simply inspires us in our private lives, through provoking certain thoughts, ideas, or actions? Or do we see Spirit as something that might move us collectively in the larger spheres of our public lives and interactions?
How do we view our faith traditions in light of their influence on our public lives? How can we institute practices that criticize the bad by practicing the better?
What if the path to real enlightenment is not in knowing, but in unknowing? Not in certainty, but in doubt?
Join us this Friday, April 10, at 6:00pm for our first-ever New Wineskins Good Friday observance, “A Death to Awaken: A Virtual Good Friday Liturgy for Spiritual Exiles.”