Dear people of El Camino Real,
The unfolding of violence at our nation’s capitol today in Washington, D.C. has astonished some, outraged many others, and not surprised a few. While we see the news as it happens, and we remain appropriately attuned to the serious nature of the attempts to disrupt orderly transition in our democratic government, it is important that we remain focused and grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Walking a pilgrimage challenges each one of us to live firmly in our faith, non-violent in our actions, and truthful in bearing witness to the fierce calling of the Way of Love. Tonight and all nights, I invite you to pray the Prayer for the Nation (BCP p. 258) with me:
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.