Despite the trinitarian math of three equals one and one equals three, God is beyond words, explanation, or understanding.
You and I are the means by which God flavors and illuminates life and the world.
How we then discover that God has always been with us in the changes and chaos of our lives, helping to rebuild our “Temple” stone by stone.
The privilege of personhood means you may encounter people who are in need because they are bent over by the weight of life and need a freeing and loving word or caring touch.
Whether by terrorist attack, through prejudice and discrimination against a minority group, in our political campaigns, or in our personal relationships, the violence and mistreatment we perpetuate on each other arise first from the inner violence that poisons and fragments the human heart. We need a change of heart. We need a heart at peace.
On the eve of his crucifixion, Jesus gives his disciples one final commandment, love as I have loved you.
Like each one of us today, everyday Jesus had choices to make. Why on the night that Jesus institutes the Eucharist at the last supper does he begin the evening by washing the disciples feet?
The Rev. Candy reflects that we need to be a community of love and belonging, that’s my paraphrase of Jesus’ desire to gather together Jerusalem’s children just like a hen gathers her brood under her wings.