Resilience Through Difficulty
Jesus told a parable “toward the necessity” that his hearers might be urged to pray persistently and not be discouraged. It was the story of a woman – a widow – who nevertheless persisted in crying for justice from an unjust judge who self-avowedly neither feared God nor respected people. As we emerge to resurrected life as a church community, may we grow in resilience and persistence – in the face of all that is different, hard, uncomfortable. And may we tune into the voices around us persistently crying for justice.
Megan M Ramer
Summer-Ordinary Time 2021
- “Hope for a Broken World,” written and performed by Michael Bade, used with permission
- Call to Worship: adapted from Nancy C. Townley, writing at Ministry Matters
- Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish – https://www.realrentduwamish.org/
- Blessing our offerings: http://tinyurl.com/SMCoffering
- Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- As We Rise, O God, to Meet You – Text: David Wright © 2005; Music: James E. Clemens © 2005
- Longing for Light – Text and Music: Bernadette Farrell © 1993
- We Your People Sing Your Praises – Text: Rebecca Mosley and Josephine Munyeli © 2013; Music: Salvatore Ferretti as sung in East Africa, harm. Mennonite Worship and Song Committee, 2019