There is a lot of conflict in the world. Especially with so many of us trapped in our homes, unable to enjoy everyday interactions that help us see the regular humanity and goodness of our neighbors, it can be hard to look past all the things that divide us and set us against those with whom we disagree.
This is a hard season to feel a sense of unity with others in our country, and to believe that we are somehow all capable of caring for one another, or forgiving others when their actions or decision seem to harm us or those we love.
In these sorts of times, we might look to God to prove the righteousness of our cause, and to exact judgment on others. The story of the defeat of the Egyptians that we will read this Sunday might give us cause to believe that the God we worship is someone who does exactly that for us.
I hope we can reflect more deeply on this story, and encounter a God whose love is greater than our judgment or disagreements. Join us as we seek a different kind of comfort for these days.
Image: Triumph of Life (15th Station of the Cross), by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.
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