We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While King meant this to describe the justice issues of our times, it has a broader truth to it. He’s speaking about our interdependence. During this time of self-quarantining, we are finding that liberation or freedom isn’t just about “whatever I want to do.” Rather, it’s liberating ourselves from the illusion that we only have to look out for ourselves. If COVID19 has taught us anything, it’s just how interdependent we are! My health, my freedom, my agency, my life is tied up in yours. And vice versa. It’s inescapable.

As I, along with the staff and leadership, have been scrambling to adjust to this new way of doing church, what has brought me to tears of gratitude is how well you all have responded. People are reaching out, stepping up, embracing new ways of doing things. We know we are in this together. I’m grateful and humbled at everyone’s generosity. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for getting outside your comfort zone. And most of all, thank you for protecting one another.

See you online!

With love,

Rev. Sian