Millennials

Oh, I know,
you picture
the young,
the inexperienced,
the less wise,
the irresponsible!

but, have you met…

Courtney?
or Sarah,
Carrie, maybe?
and then there’s Ali
and Taylor!

They gather
hands reaching high
to grab vision
from stars
that shine
on the
Word.
You know,
that Word!
The only
Word.

The one
that defies
definition,
brought by
the faithful
who trusted
and believed.

New Testament
stories shared
with Gentiles
and Jews alike
a world of grace
that offered
communion
and inclusion.

These faithful
leaders
embrace that
gift
believe inclusion
means each
child of God
deserves
the same
hope,
the same
love,
the same
value.

That
promise also
brought to churches
struggling
to be the
gospel
in a world gone
mad
for
buildings that keep
the beloved
busy with tasks
too busy for
presence.

A promise
to neighborhoods
changing and
fragmented
by fewer resources
and changing landscapes,
the poor forced out
congregations splintered
and dying
communities bereft
of cohesion.

Oh, and then
interns and fellows
work and serve,
sure in a structure
that identifies their
gifts,
grows their
hearts
and allows
them
to live out the
courage
needed to change
our world!

It needs changing!

It needs courage!

Well tended
seeds
assure a
promise
for new beginnings
new possibilities
changed lives
through God’s
love and grace.

Millennials?
New disciples!

To honor the vision that is Project Transformation.

jackieshields
07.25.17

 

 

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