Date: September 5, 2021

Bible Text: James 2:1-17, Mark 7:24-37 |

Even Jesus learns lessons about God's expansive love. Here is the short lesson from these texts: Open your ears before your mouth; Listen to the women; Serve like Jesus. Listen to women who are struggling, suffering, oppressed, or in turmoil: the women of Afghanistan, of Palestine, of Haiti, of India, of Colombia, of Somalia, of the Reservations, of Texas. If you pay attention to them, they will tell you what they need, and you will have a clearer idea of what your God-given mission is. Help them, and you will lift whole communities. They will help you understand how to help the men who cannot or will not speak for themselves.

We also have a mission update from elder Connie Moore, chair of our Mission Team.

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