Giving thanks is really an act of resistance, isn’t it? The sense in the depth of our being, that in the midst of whatever is drawing us down, that in spite of whatever we are up against, we embrace the surprising gift of who we are, that we are, right now, in this moment, alive.
And so one of my side hopes through this series is that what we’re doing here nudges the public conversation back toward sanity, toward honoring the place of science in conversations about the future of the planet. Making the case that science might actually offer ways to complement our faith and even deepen it. God does love science. And like the proverbial horse and carriage, faith and science go together.
Rev. John Elford
You could say that the miracles and healings of Jesus are literally signs, pointing to the ones we have forgotten, pointing to the ones that matter. Reminding us that no one is cast off. No one is incompatible. No one is disposable.
What God does, and what we join God in doing is not battling evil with the power of the sword, but fighting with the weapons of love, joy and peace. God is not standing by watching from a distance as the song goes, but God is working in and through each moment of creation to bring truth and goodness out of suffering and pain. That is God’s job.