The same goes for wherever we are in the world of civic affairs. We don't expect to check our brains at the door - we're blessed to have a lot of independent thinkers and we trust each other to be people of good will no matter our views.
This week's column is easy. When Grace Church says that all are welcome no matter where we are on our faith journey, we mean it.
The week after this, Linda Schmidt is coming to our coffee hour on behalf of the Diocese. That'll be March 30th. She's going to speak briefly about B-Peace for Jorge. Jorge worked at B-Safe and was gunned down in 2012 while he was walking his dog.
B-Peace really isn't about culture wars. It's just about making kids safe where they live. B-Peace has many parts concerning jobs development, resources for schools and victims of violence, and reform of gun laws to improve public safety while respecting legal gun ownership. It's perfectly ok for all of us, no matter where we are in our religious or political lives, to use the democratic process to protect our children. Perfect love casts out fear.
Please come to coffee hour next Sunday, listen to Linda and contact your state reps afterward. No pitch for money, no pitch for signing up for committees. Just direct action. March 30th - put it on your refrigerator calendars or in your smartphones while you're thinking about it. And see you there.