Jesus did not have the political leverage to overthrow Empire. Instead, he chose to live out a new reality—a new kin-dom—where love rules, where power is shared, and where the voices from the margins informed his moral compass. We are at such a time in the United Methodist Church. Let justice and inclusivity be our rule, even as our beloved church moves in a different direction.
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The administrator of this statement is The Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, Lead Minister at Trinity Church of Austin in the Río Texas Conference of the UMC. Trinity Church of Austin has been a Reconciling Congregation since 1992.)