God’s been trying to get something through my hard head recently, and it has to do with my kombucha scoby.
And then comes God’s voice: don’t be afraid. (How many times did an angel say that in the Bible?) From stories of manna in the desert to Jesus’ invitation to Peter to get out of the boat and chance the waves, there is a call to dependence throughout the biblical text that does not compute with my desire for control and security.
“Christians in Canada, in the name of their religion, inflicted serious harms on Aboriginal children, their families and communities . . . in fundamental contradiction to what they purported to be their core beliefs,” last year’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) stated baldly, speaking of the Indian residential school system
Leddy, founder of Romero House, a ministry to welcome refugees in Toronto, was speaking in March to a packed room of refugee sponsors, refugees and church members about current refugee policy in Canada and the power of relationships with refugees to revitalize the church, especially in communities where this ministry occurs.