Show People Who We Are

 Pentecost 2018, our graduates and, at the bottom of the screen, our newest member Wendell Tanner and his mom, Kim.

Pentecost 2018, our graduates and, at the bottom of the screen, our newest member Wendell Tanner and his mom, Kim.

By now you've probably either seen the most recent royal wedding, or you've at least heard about it. There's quite a lot of buzz about it, not just because of the wedding itself (always a big deal) but because of the preacher, our own Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev'd Michael Curry. If you missed it entirely, here's a link to his sermon at St. George's Chapel.

 

Of course, many of us got to hear him live just a few months ago, when he preached at our own Diocese of Georgia Revival, held at Honey Creek. If you missed that, here's the video from it.

 

While Bishop Curry might not be a typical example of preachers in the Episcopal Church, he does make clear what our approach to "church" is - that we are called above all else to love one another as Jesus loved us. I included the photo of our graduates and their families from this past Sunday because that day showed me again how the congregation of St. Michael's seeks to live out that call. We sure aren't perfect, so we often fall short of the mark of Jesus' love, but this past Sunday showed me again what even imperfect lovers can do when God is in our midst.

While the world is still talking about the wedding of Meghan and Harry and wondering who this preacher was, we can take the opportunity to show them not only who he is but who we are as well. Our little corner of God's Kingdom at Washington and Waters has much to offer the world; it is up to us to make sure they know who we are.