Solidarity (Eph 2:17-22)–Guest Speaker: Jade Souza

Thanks to all who joined today on Zoom for our meeting for worship. Janet Grove led us in singing. Kendra Purcell led us in prayer. Jade Souza shared about her three-month visit to Cuba (this past December to March), sharing photos and focusing on the theme of “solidarity.”

Watch the video(s) of Jade’s talk:

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Ephesians 2:17-22:

17 So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18 for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. 21 In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

Queries:

How am I connected to those who are distant from me and living in different conditions or cultures?

Are we mutually connected through our heart, our actions, or in other ways? If so, how? If not, why not?

In what ways does the word “solidarity” describe my experience of God or my faith?

How am I called to practice solidarity as a form of Christian love?