Called In: City
“Who touched me?”
This summer we are exploring the idea of calling. More specifically, we are attempting to pay attention to the ways we are being “called in” by focusing on a series of concentric circles leading us ever more inward. The last three weeks we considered how the “world” was calling to us, how the world calls to others with different faith traditions, and how the Divine is calling to us through the holiness of the other no matter how distant they seem. We were inspired by Ginny Nussbaum’s de-centering banner that both forced our attention as wide as the cosmos while also pulling us inward.
Likewise, today we are blessed by a new banner depicting our move toward the next concentric circle, the city. Created by local artists Shannan and Jason Anderson, this piece utilizes images and figures from our fair city to create the shapes you see here. Some of these images you might recognize, others may seem vaguely familiar, and still others might seem completely foreign; which, I think is a perfect way to think about how we are called in to our community. At some point over the next...