We all love music and what it does to liven up our congreagations. Sometimes, though, there is more meaning behind the music than we know or realize. Here are two good examples.
Music is so very important to our lives and our worship services. But it is also important to our history. Here are reflections about two songs that we use in worship and what they have meant historically and what they mean today. Listening to voices of color is part of building the Beloved Community.
“A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.” – Meister Eckhart
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” – Montesquieu
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass
Hunger is both a physical and spiritual thing. Aisha Ansano describes her thoughts about filling us up at “Dinner Church“.
What are some of your favorite ways to combat spiritual hunger? Do any of them translate into ways to combat physical hunger?
“Dinner church is a deeply communal form of worship, one that allows people to interact with one another in a fairly casual and yet deeply sacred setting.”