Happy New Year!
We hope everyone had a good and safe Christmas and will have a good and safe New Year’s Eve.
There will NOT be a Thursday ZOOM this week – please plan to join us next week – January 6!
And, Church at Home continues on January 2 and 9 so watch your inbox! (There is no in person worship.)
This past weekend, the world mourned the death of Desmond Tutu who died on Dec. 26.
Tutu won the 1984 Nobel Peace prize for his opposition to Apartheid in South Africa. He was an Anglican bishop who worked on behalf of human rights for all people. We had the privilege of hearing him speak on a couple of occasions.
Here are a few Desmond Tutu quotes for us to reflect upon this week:
- “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”
- “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
- “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
- “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven… I would not worship a God who is homophobic.”
- “Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”
- “Many people ask me what I have learned from all of the experiences in my life, and I say unhesitatingly: People are wonderful. It is true. People really are wonderful.”
We keep you—in all your wonderfulness –in our prayers,
Carol and Jeff