Less Politics, More Neighbor
Pastor Rob Myallis   -  

July 7, 2024

The Presidential debates of this past June were met by many with frustration and anxiety; they felt like one more sign of the dysfunction and malaise hanging over our political world.

Pastor Rob reflects on Mark 6 when Jesus sends out his disciples. The world they lived in was a world of brutal political and social realities.  Yet Jesus still sent them out.  

It turns out, that Jesus has sending his disciples out over the past 2,000 years, even though the world has been — at all times — complex, fragmented, broken and sinful.  This includes countless Christian women — who couldn’t vote in the 19th century — making quilts to guide slaves along the underground railroad.  The political dysfunction of society does not limit the capacity of disciples to be faithful to God. 

Pastor Rob exhorts us to focus less on the political reality we live in and give more heed to what we can do for our neighbor.

The sermon concludes with a reflection on what this might look like for us to live as a people of hope in this time and place.  

The artwork is from the Smithsonian Museum website.