Recorded at Westview on April 4, 2021: The challenge for us is to recognize the resurrected Christ without the need to be confronted by the crucifixion, something the male disciples fail to achieve. We pray our eyes are opened to the ways we participate in systems that benefit some at the expense of others before this abuse brings our world crashing down around us. And we can start this work by putting aside our own expectations about how the world should look long enough to appreciate the complexities of addiction.
Rather than asking with the male disciples, "who is the greatest?" let's let the questions "who is our guest? who is not at the table? who is the one that serves?" guide the world we live in.