The thought that has been running through my mind as I pray about the world we live in today is:
"Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world."
- Teresa of Avila (1515-82) 16th Century Roman Catholic Saint and Carmelite nun
These words seem to me, to be based significantly on Paul's teachings about Jesus. They seem to be the basis for the Jesus Movement. They also seem to be grandiose and not related to where we are here in the Goffstown area. So, if we are to be part of that movement, the question arises, "How can we be the Jesus Movement here where we live?
One answer might be to get involved in the Poor People's Campaign's 40 Days of Moral Action being led here in New Hampshire by our friend Rev. Jason Wells. The Campaign makes the 3 demands of:
1) eliminate Systemic Racism
2) eliminate Ecological Devastation
3) shift resources from the War Economy and Militarism to domestic uses
For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshirePPC/
Participating in this campaign has made me feel like I'm doing something for the betterment of the world right here in NH.
How will you become part of the Jesus Movement?