Welcoming. Nurturing. Serving.
Jeremiah 31:31-34 and Ephesians 4:25-32
At Dillon Roof’s court hearing, Nadine Collier said, “I forgive you.” It was just nine days after her 70 year-old mother, Ethel Lance, had been killed along with eight others at a Bible Study in Charleston. Her voice breaking with emotion she continued, “You took something very precious from me. . . But I forgive you.”
Many of us would find it hard to say those words, especially so soon. And we would find it impossible to forget. Yet we hear this all the time: Forgive and forget. As Christians, we are called to forgive, but as humans we can’t forget.
How we manage our memories so that forgiveness brings healing to our own hearts? It has something to do with knowing we are ourselves forgiven. And it has something to do with Christian community. All this, thankfully, we do find in the Bible. And we'll talk about it on Sunday in worship.
Peace, Mary Beth
Academy award-winning actress Meryl Streep stars as Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman Prime Minister. With the spirit of her late husband by her side, Thatcher reminisces about her life, from the day she first enters Parliament through the culmination of her premiership. Sponsored by the Fairlington United Methodist Women. For more info see Karlene Masters email@example.com.