“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!”~ Hebrews 13:2 (NLT)
We have heard the importance of walking a mile in another’s shoes, but what happens when we stop trying to understand that person’s life?
Back to school season conjures up images of backpacks, school supplies and shopping for a new school year. Some churches, you’ll find, hold back-to-school drives to ensure the students in their neighborhoods have enough supplies to start the year. But there’s one population of students that are often left out: those in juvenile detention.
We call on United Methodists and all people of good will to support the victims of this and all acts of violence, to work to end racism and hatred, to seek peace with justice, and to live the prayer that our Lord gave us, that God’s ‘kingdom come, (and) will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.’ — Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, in a letter to African Methodist Episcopal bishops