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Or would you rather just turn it off? Natural disaster follows natural disaster. War erupts over and over. Government scandals plague the nations. Personal violence fills the news. Many would say the end of time is coming and we have created it to be so.
Let’s NOT say that. Let’s say that we are being called … to hear the Spirit of God, speaking clearly through the people of God. Let’s say that we are hearing Jesus speak in every trauma and challenge that is being presented to us in the news. Let’s hear the news that Christ is alive and pushing through against the forces that seek to oppress humanity.
Let’s put our heads and hearts together (it only takes 2 to join together in Christ’s name for Christ to be present) to pray and to act Creation into a new existence. We can do this … because we are part of God’s creation … not meant to be here to overtake and oppress, rather meant to partner and grow together to become the hope of God’s imagination.
We are in the season of Lent (Ash Wednesday, March 9 to Easter Sunday, April 24), typically a time of “giving up” something material. What GKM Alive!!! is doing instead is taking on a closer relationship with Creation, focusing each Sunday’s praise and worship (not to mention everything on each weekday too) on an aspect of Creation that builds us into wholeness with God’s Creation through Christ Jesus (see calendar), learning and giving and living as God calls us to do so. Check out the “Tread Lightly” calendar of activities at www.nccecojustice.org.
So, rather than turning off the news, let’s turn up the news … let’s hear it clearly … Christ Jesus is alive in the streets, alive in the challenges, alive in the moments of people reaching out to each other in love. We are called to be and live the Good News as an awesome, life-giving choice and alternative to any bad news we hear. Praise be to Creator God, Partner Christ and Spirit Alive!