If only we had a different vision of inclusion; where exclusion remains, testing, barring others from their call.
Wouldn’t we be better closer to his call for us, to love, love as he loved as he loves us still, while we are all yet sinners
Who are we to judge to hold others as unworthy unclean, to put on the vestments the stole, to hold the shepherd’s hook to serve the world, humbly, as they feel called who are we to assert any discrimination when the one who called us, called us to minister on the margin in the dark places, to the outcasts, to the last, the least, the lost
Shame on us for our piety may we repent while there is still time
June 13, 2007 16:32 On hearing of those members of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, who walked forward at Annual Conference, who feel called to ministry, who took the information cards, and handed in blank ones, because our denomination finds them unworthy.