In the Lord’s prayer is a powerful plea for God’s will to be done on earth as it is heaven. As we look around us at the turbulent times we are living in; there is this overarching question of how do we sustain hope and remain engaged in the necessary work of social justice and building God’s kingdom here on
earth? We see large-scale racism, climate change, homophobia, poverty, terrorism, pandemics, etc., while we are also are navigating personal joys and sorrows. It can be so easy to become overwhelmed into inaction, and yet the Spirit calls us to love, hope, action, and the work of healing our communities.
A group of folks here at St. Stephen’s have been meeting regularly in recent months to brainstorm and pray about a way to bring us together with a focus on encouraging each other in the faithfulness of social justice work. What will this look like? The 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 5-6:30 pm January 15, 29; February 12, 26 Dinner will be served! Dedicated on-on-one time for us to share what justice work we are doing or learning about
- Guided meditation of another spiritual practice to center us
- Presentation from someone on their justice work