Once again I was blessed to spend the week between Christmas and New Years in the mountains of North Carolina with over 150 young people. Your Missioner for Evangelism, Marcus Halley, (I encourage you to read his exceptional opening homily here) joined me as the chaplain for the week, as we dove deeply into “Creating the Beloved Community.”
As we sent the young people forth at the end of our time, we encouraged them to utilize the Way of Love practices introduced by the Presiding Bishop. As he put it:
“By entering into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest, I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world.”
To reinforce this message, unbeknownst to all, during the last service, I projected a FaceTime with the Presiding Bishop – great cheers followed by a great message!
If you have not seen the Way of Love video, I encourage you to watch it here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love. More importantly, as we enter into this New Year, I invite you to lean into this Way of Love:
Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest.