Thursday, January 19, 2017

John Wesley, founder of The Methodist Church, once said, "If your heart is as my heart, give me your hand." That disposition was one of the compelling forces that drew me into ordained ministry. Life in south Alabama in 1957 was not what one would call multicultural. I never met a Muslim or a Jew until I was old enough to be grown, years later. The ironclad and inherently evil system of segregation of the races was yet to be ruled illegal. But Wesley's vision was implanted in my soul.

The cultural landscape today in no way resembles that of the 18th Century England of Wesley nor that of 20th Century Alabama. But my soul is nourished today by those who refuse to be reduced by angry divisiveness and who show us a reconciling spirit. May their tribes increase.

Please share the above video posted by the United Church of Christ. It will make a difference.

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