Particularly for those of us in the UMC, there has already started an onslaught of headlines posted and broadcasts regarding General Conference 2020. This is an anxious time, no denying. Do not get sucked into the strong emotion and knee-jerk re-actively shared media.
Please remember that NO MATTER the results of whatever is decided in May, God has already declared you, yes YOU, beloved. You are valuable. You are important. You matter. YOU matter. If you’re reading this post, it is for YOU.
No matter the outcomes in Minneapolis, we are still called to be the Church (no other label specifically). We are called to love deeply and with reckless abandon. It is scandalous. It is audacious. It is outlandish. It doesn’t make sense to our human brains. It is, however, what we are called to do and be.
There will be processing that needs to take place. Absolutely. The processing very well could be hard. We may have a particular reality with which we don’t know what to do. Again. Nonetheless, we will continue to gather to worship a God who has already set a place for us in our future.
“So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.”
God loves you and so do I.