30 Brighton Ave.
Bolinas, CA 94924
How long, Lord? How long? How long must we bear the pain of racism, how long must the eloquent voices of people of color remind those of us who are white that we are turning a blind eye to their suffering and our privilege? How long must our brothers and sisters live in fear?
It's been a painful wake-up call this week, but it's time to wake up. As Christians, we cannot live in an unjust, unloving society and be Christians. Jesus told us to love one another as he loved us. We are here to love and be brave and hold up the banner of hope.
Waking up means facing the good in us which calls us to a better life.
The Buddha was the fully-awake one. Our brothers and sisters of color are showing us Buddha Nature. The Christ came to triumph over death. Our brothers and sisters of color are leading us toward a nation resurrected from its bloody history.
To be crucified is to die of slow suffocation. Jesus died publicly, the victim of state sponsored violence. George Floyed, too, was crucified publicly by a callous man who paid no heed to his suffering. Coronavirus kills by suffocation. Air pollution is suffocation. Tear gas is suffocation. To be stifled by oppression means I cannot breathe the fresh air of freedom.
The Holy Spirit is breath. Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance.
WE BELIEVE THIS.
Thanks to Jean Capron for her photos
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church a Christian community with an interfaith vibe; we live at the edge of a continent. We are sea people, holders of diverse views and interesting observations, leavened by love and brightened by welcome.
WE LISTEN. AT A TIME WHEN THE WORLD FEELS UNSTEADY, WE SEARCH OLD TRADITIONS FOR NEW INSIGHTS.
GOD IS AN ECOSYSTEM OF GRACE AND RECIPROCITY, OF WHICH WE ARE A FULL PART. BREATHING IN WE RECEIVE GOD, BREATHING OUT, WE EXTEND COMPASSION TO ALL LIVING BEINGS.
WE ARE REOPENING SOON FOR OUTDOOR WORSHIP!
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Meanwhile, we're doing a service of Evening Prayer on Zoom. It's at 4 pm, and offers a lovely end to your afternoon. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to join.
Our regular weekday activities: 12 Steps, Yoga, Dream Group must remain suspended and Soup Saturday remains on hold. Check back here to see when these will return.
Our monthly Zen sitting has also gone online. We sit the first Saturday of every month between 10 and 11:30. We begin with a 35 minute sit, followed by a Dharma talk and discussion. Email email@example.com for a link to join.