What a week!

Good people of West Parish,

What a week! What a season! Oh Lord, have mercy on us!

The violence, the Nazi flags, the marches, the angry words, the courage... So much to digest, so much soul-searching for us to do (particularly we who are white Christians). The horror of this past week invites us to action, whether that be showing up at the rally this Saturday in Andover, or marching in Boston, or making a financial contribution to justice, or educating ourselves, or praying, or speaking up to colleagues or friends... Jesus repeatedly calls us to FOLLOW him. To do likewise. To love our neighbor, to welcome the stranger, to feed the hungry, to visit the prisoner. This is a time that we can step up and BE THE CHURCH!

May God's courage and love and healing be with us all!