8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

September 2, 2016

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“Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests”
Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel
Luke 14:1, 7-14
August 28, 2016, the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel, Conference Minister for the Missouri Mid-South Conference United Church of Christ, comes as guest preacher to share about Jesus’ proclamation that the Reign of God includes all sorts of people our society wants to exclude.  She shares about her own spiritual journey and learning to do the difficult work of letting go of identities, affiliations and names that do not reflect God’s inclusive hospitality.

Related quotation:

“To welcome the stranger is to acknowledge him as a human made in God’s image; it is to treat her as one of equal worth with ourselves—indeed, as one who may teach us something out of the richness of experiences different from our own. The stranger’s gifts may come to a family circle or to a society. Yet the undocumented foreigner…is too often not greeted with hospitality or even acknowledged as a human being in God’s image.”

–Ana Maria Pineda

Bible References

  • Luke 14:1 - 1
  • Luke 14:7 - 14