Moderator Mardi’s Blog: Encouragement from Mennonite friends

I’m travelling to Epiphany Explorations today, thinking about Epiphany as a season for renewing our response to Christ’s call, and encouraging one another in our respective responses to Christ’s call.

During this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it is heartwarming to see Mennonite encouragement of The United Church of Canada in their Creation Care Crossroads blog. We give thanks for our brothers and sisters in Christ, and for the many ways in which the Mennonite community inspires us with their faithfulness. Over the years I’ve come to know and appreciate Mennonite witness in a number of manifestations. These days I pay particular attention to their work in restorative justice, especially through their Circles of Support and Accountability program.

Perhaps I’ll tell you more about that another day, but for now, I thought my United Church followers would like to read this commentary from Mennonite friends. As we reflect on 1 Corinthians 1:10–18 this Sunday, we rejoice in being “united in the same mind and the same purpose,” with gloriously diverse expressions of that purpose.

In the spirit of passing along good news about diverse expressions of Christian unity, you might enjoy seeing how Holy Family Cathedral in Saskatoon is responding to Christ’s call with the help of innovative stained-glass designer Sarah Hall.

What’s becoming clearer about Christ’s call to you?

How are you supporting others in their response to Christ’s call?