July 7, 2019
Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett
Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
As a congregation we’ve gotten clear that accumulating wealth, power, access to the levers of white supremacy, and a list of accomplishments which perhaps include tanks on the mall in Washington DC are standards empire claims for success. We so clearly understand these standards require the evil twins of poverty, health inequity, camps at the boarder, the separation of children from their relatives, degradation of the air and water. Achieving these standards requires we not feel, not see, not embrace, not love. What then is flourishing? What does Torah and Christian scripture give us for standards for flourishing? How will we know if we are flourishing – all of us together? What is the life, what are the practices, what are the markers of flourishing?