Restorative

“What do you do with your grief and frustration about the world’s injustices?  If we aren’t intentional about turning them into redemptive and restorative actions they will shrink and consume us.  Or, they will make us chronically hopeless.  Jesus’s cousin was arrested and then killed.  It was a state and religious community-sanctioned hit job.  After a short time away, we hear that Jesus’ response to this tragedy was to finish John’s work- to preach and heal.  To bring the God conversation to places and people established religion had forsaken.  Jesus redeems John and the good he was doing before his arrest by turning lament into life.  Injustice will be with us as long as there is humanity, the question is will we let it have the last word? ” – Bishop Rob Wright, Atlanta

From the Gospel reading – Matthew 4:12-23

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