Texts: Daniel 3:1-18; Luke 22:14-30
Speaker: Joel MIller
This is Part 1 of a 7 week series on our Membership Commitment statement.
The August edition of Sojourners magazine features short letters written to the American church – that’s us – from Christian leaders around the world. The feature is called “Dear brothers and sisters in Christ.”
These letters come from places like El Progreso, Honduras; Taize, France; New Delhi,, India, Johannesburg, South Africa; The Wakka Wakka nation, located within land now called Australia.
As you might imagine, the letters address us as Christians living within a global superpower.
One letter comes from Ruth Padilla Deborst. She’s the director of a World Vision program in Santa Domingo, Costa Rica.
She begins: “I write to you as a sister from Latin America who yearns to see peace and justice embrace on this suffering planet that is humanity’s home. I write you in hopes that you will ponder these questions in the spirit they are offered, that of a shared prayer that God’s good will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
She then asks three questions.
I’ll read just the first one. Here it is: