One of my favorite songs students sing in chapel at our day school is, They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love. I love to hear our students sing out, “we will work with each other, we will work side by side. And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride and they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”
Anytime we get ready to take a momentous step in our lives, we prepare, we ponder, we practice...
Each year, the Christian Church observes the season of Lent, which invites us into an inward reflection on our habits and actions and what we should amend or change in our lives. The season of Lent lasts six weeks and prepares us for the jubilation of Easter. Many people observe Lent by fasting from something that may have become a distraction in their life or by fasting or abstaining from luxuries, such as heavy or sweet foods containing butter, lard, cream, or sugar, and for some others, meat. Since Lent always begins on Ash Wednesday, people began to use the Tuesday before Lent as a way of getting rid of all the luxurious ingredients in the cupboards.
This Saturday, January 20, at 10 a.m. I will join women, girls, men, and boys for the Houston Women's March as it begins on Sabine St. and I hope you will come with me.
I am marching to demonstrate my faith that Christ is revealed in every human being, especially those who are most marginalized and powerless in our society. Each of us deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This includes my undocumented neighbors.
I am marching because I believe that the kingdom, the power, and the glory belong to God. God is first. America, though I love her, is not.
I am marching because I know that the only way that our elected officials will embrace the common good, above consumerism and military hegemony, is by citizens who vote demanding a different set of values.
I marching because we will be encouraging others to register to vote and to put their franchise where their hearts are in the next election. This is not a partisan movement; it is about civic engagement. This land is our land...including our First Nation brothers and sisters, those who were brought to this country against their wills, and those who are longing for full citizenship.
I will be in Pecore Hall on Saturday making a sign/poster to carry and then will carpool from the Church to the March. I hope to see you too. RSVP form and itinerary is below.
The Reverend Lisa Hunt
This year darkness seems especially impregnable. The impact of Hurricane Harvey is settling onto our community as we move from responsive mode to recovery; the trauma is taking new forms. Globally, there is talk of nuclear war, climate change, Middle East destruction from years of war. Nationally we are living with strained politics and economic uncertainty. We are living with gloom.