People of God’s Heart,
Fifty-five years ago, from June to October 1967, upwards of 100,000 young people came to San Francisco for what would become known as “The Summer of Love”.
The “hippies” embarked on a spiritual and meditative journey, rejecting the conformist and materialist values of modern life, embracing sharing and community. “Get Together” would become known as the hippie national anthem:
Love is but a song we sing
Fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why
Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
In John 13:34-35, Jesus tells the disciples, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Love one another. Build beloved community. That is what we are repeatedly called to do.
Do we always follow the commandment?
Join us, either in person or on Zoom, this Sunday at 10 am as we look at this scripture and celebrate community.
🧡 Rev. Michael Cronin