The prayers continue as the week unfolds …

 Our President Barack Obama announced his decision yesterday that photos of Bin Laden’s body would not be released.  I understand this decision came about on many levels, some of them having to do with national security and possible retaliation in the world.  I am not naive enough to believe that this decision or Bin Laden’s death will put an end to the evil of terrorism,  and our prayers must continue.  But since yesterday’s announcement, I have experienced a renewed sense of hope for our country and our world.    My hope comes from a sense that this decision came not just from security advisors and possible terror warnings.   My sense is that when President’s said, “this is not who we are” as a country, that he was also saying “this is not who we are” as children of God.   

May we together as a church and people resist the temptations to be who we are not while boldly living out who we are.

I share this link with you, a statement from our denomination’s General Minister and President.  I appreciate her words:  http://www.disciples.org/OfficeoftheGeneralMinisterandPresident/SharonsBlog/tabid/758/EntryId/38/Life-Hope-and-Love.aspx

Blessings,

Pastor Kris

About Pastor Kris

Hello.  I'm Rev. Kristine Eggert, recently retired after serving as Senior Pastor of Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I'm the Co-Founder and Executive Director of God Before Guns, a multi faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to end gun violence.  In retirement, I believe God is calling me to work as a progressive Christian activist in social justice causes.
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