Sacred Places

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On Monday of this week a few thousand of us gathered to walk the ‘Marade” from City Park to Civic Park . A half dozen thousand people including the governor, mayor, council members, senators, join together each year to make this pilgrimage. Why?

We walk for the memory of Martin Luther King Jr and "The Dream" he proclaimed for racial justice and equality. Each person who gathers I am sure knows of King, or why come? Any individual could light a candle and perhaps focus even better by themselves on the way Martin changed their life. So this massive coming together, why?

As the old Rabbinic story goes.. "God is the same everywhere, but I am not." When I am in that crowd each year it is a annual sacred moment of worship that changes me in a way I cannot do alone, or anywhere else. For though God is the same in all places I, David James Jensen, am not. There is a craving in the heart for the sacred places and spaces that transform our entire world.

“Saints cannot exist without a community as they require, like all of us, nurturance by all people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God.” Stanley Hauerwas from the GESTURE of a TRUTHFUL STORY.

Texts to explore…Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, what “time” is it for you? Isaiah 5:8, are you planting you life “fence row to fence row?”  Do you have margins of time in your life for spiritual formation?

I invite you to watch one of these Terry Hershey video clips.  You will be blessed.  Please prayerfully consider your attendance at the Terry Hershey events January 28th and 29th. Click here for all the details.  

Still in One Peace,

David J. Jensen

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