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If only we practiced Desmond Tutu’s observation

May 24th, 2021 development
If only we practiced Desmond Tutu’s observation

By Pastor Marvin

Guest Writer

The South African Anglican cleric and theologian Desmond Tutu once observed:

“We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders.

“All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God’s family.”

I am wondering what might happen, what might change if we not only believed what he says, but began to practice that attitude in our relationships with each other?

How might we better put into practice the full inclusion of all persons?

Grief support group starts in Sun Lakes

A weekly grief support group has started at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Road, at 1 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 1 of the Education Building.

It is not GriefShare but rather an informal gathering of people who are experiencing grief and need a safe place to come, share, and discuss with others what they are going through. It is facilitated by Pastor David Holling.

There may be a theme or idea focused on each week, but if the discussion leads elsewhere, we will go with the discussion. Participants will build and dictate the agenda each week.

What is most important is participants have a safe place to share their real and genuine feelings and ideas. Registration is not necessary; come as you are able. For further information, contact Pastor David at 480-895-8766.

Rev.  Marvin Arnpriester is pastor of Sun Lakes United Methodist Church.