Greetings in Christ-
One of the constant struggles we have is grappling with the fierce urgency of now. When we are locked in our routines, in church and in life, it is only natural that we block out some of the stories that lie outside our own circles, and forget that there is work we can be doing, neither so far away, nor so impossible to change. The more we engage with poverty, with food insecurity, with de facto segregation, the more stories we can hear, and the more we can see what role we are to play in building the kingdom of God. This week in worship, we will share two Biblical stories of urgency. In Amos’s oracle against God’s people, we see the wrongs people have committed against the oppressed. In the famous tale of Jesus upsetting the tables in the Temple, we see one person’s protest against an unjust system. Where are the places we see, as these prophets did, injustice that demands action? Come answer that story in the Story of Now.