It’s the same with our parish. I think Nativity could stop now and be proud of all that has been accomplished through this parish and not move any further and no one would fault us OR we can get up and risk everything and see where God takes us. Just in case you don’t know, I’m for risking it all and seeing where God takes us. I don’t think our mission is just to keep ourselves from being closed. If that’s all we want, then I’m jumping out of the plane now! I think we have a deeper mission than just being a community of friends who love Nativity. I think we are called to be open with a compassionate presence to this neighborhood. This is the neighborhood where God has put us. The folks in this neighborhood are waiting to teach us what it means to have faith when you’ve got nothing else. They are here to show us the face of Christ in his wounds and in his glory. They are here to show us how to be in relationship with people we thought we had nothing in common with. They are here to minister to us!
I ask that you come on June 11th and pray with us. God has more in store for Nativity if we’re open to the Spirit. Let’s allow the Spirit to blow through this parish and bring new life to all of us. See you on the 11th and bring your courage with you!