We live in an age of extreme polarization. Police shootings on the news. Racial trauma constantly provoked by media. Our history is so filled with segregation, hurt and mistrust that it can seem tempting to resign ourselves and not bother attempting anything different. Yet, we don’t believe that it is our calling. We believe that the “impossible divisions” can be crossed and we can learn how to live in genuine, reconciled community.
Our belief is rooted in Christ who prayed for this unity and in his death and resurrection paid the price for it. The Apostles laid it out as a founding truth for the church in all generations to embrace, and so we believe it is both our joy and obligation to ask God to give us His wisdom and power to pursue this reconciliation.
It is our dream to see reconciliation in communities like ours that are marked by deep injustice, oppression and division. In order to get there we believe that we have to listen well, understand history, steward wisely and ultimately walk humbly.
Working alongside one another to utilize the assets and strengths of our shared community for the good of our neighbors within it is counterintuitive and in many ways countercultural as it means putting people before profit and thinking deeply about what it means to walk out repentance.
It won’t be easy or always pretty. But, we believe it’s profound. Unity is possible because the greatest power of all is love.
Caylee & Ernest