Raids. Primaries. Division. Oh my. 

The Florida home of the former inhabitant of the White House was raided this week. The owner and family were also deposed in New York by the Attorney General regarding business practices. There have been protests by supporters and opposition. Agitators threaten civil war.

We have seen Republican primaries putting forward MAGA candidates as we move closer to midterms. Many talk about the raids and other inquiries as un-American and undemocratic, yet fail to see those same critiques apply to the very actions being questioned. Bases are becoming fired up, and threats are looming.

There is no doubt that there is strife and division among us. 

This week we revisit Luke:12:49-56, the lectionary text used during Advent, the apocalyptic Jesus who said, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!” (12:51). It is a challenge to revisit something so recently reviewed, but I trust the wisdom in it. I invite you to join us Sunday at 10 am in person or on Zoom.

Also, please plan to attend next week’s Healing Service. After these past years, continuing to return to our sanctuary space and going out into the community to invite people home, it is a good time to ready the house through letting go of what no longer serves and healing the body, mind, and spirit – whatever that may be.

Rev. Michael Cronin

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