Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Weight of the Stone in My Hand

In the crowd with the others
not wanting to cast a stone
regretting what has been begun
wishing it could stop

The weight of the stone in my hand
unbearable to me
wanting to see it end
to not see it through

That we would heed Christ’s message
in judging of another
that we would set down the stones
as we like them are sinners

All needing God’s grace
the healing of Christ’s sacrifice
all of us are broken
needing God in our lives

June 11, 2011
John 8
Samuel Thompson’s!/keleayon
Inclusion Essay
shared at the New England United Methodist Church
Annual Conference
in response to call by Reconciling Ministries Network
for essays describing, “My vision for an inclusive church”,
June 10, 2011
Love on Trial,
the case against the Reverend Amy DeLong,
which begins on June 20, 2011
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha!/profile.php?id=556451505
Riruta UMC
Other Sheep Afrika-Kenya
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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