Greetings beloved St. Georgians,
Four Principles of Reconciling Communities
via Natalie Finstad
This weekend, we are all invited to gather on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in Sydnor Hall with local Muslim neighbors to share a meal and conversation. It is a “potluck,” in every sense of the word. We trust that there will be a variety of foods, a variety of people, and somehow it will all work out. You are all invited to attend (no pork or alcohol please). This was one of the ideas suggested at our Compassionate Community weekend, that we find ways to form deeper interfaith relationships. It is one way of “patterning our lives after Christ’s radical love as an alternative way of being in the world” (principle #1 of reconciling communities that Natalie shared with us). To take a risk, to open ourselves up to new relationships with people unfamiliar to us is a “shared spiritual discipline that opens us to receiving grace from unexpected resources” (principle #4).