Liturgy that Matters – May 24, 2020 – 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Themes: “Keep alert,” writes the author. The adversary is on the prowl like a roaring lion. We can hide. We can turn each other over like bait. We can pretend we don’t hear a thing. But as tempting as these approaches may be, we are called to resist – enduring the consequences and all. In these days of chaos, loss, and economic collapse, there will be openings for significant change. This opening may be used to quickly advance fascist agendas or to transform society into something more livable, more sustainable, more just. The difference of direction will depend on what kind of resistance we are willing to enact together, how many people we can get on board for change, and how successful we are at building a broad coalition across issues. This and more about how we endure, cast our anxiety upon God, and channel the resilience of those who came before us.