Most everyone who lives on my block knows what I do for a living.
We come from a diverse group of backgrounds and professions, and I tend to lead with being a neighbor and friend rather than as a priest and cathedral dean. Like many Episcopalians, quiet evangelism is something with which I’m pretty comfortable: I’m there for folks if they need me, but I don’t make a big deal of what I do on Sunday.
But what if there are simple but meaningful ways to speak of our faith … and even introduce a message of love and inclusion that our neighbors rarely hear from communities?
I’ll admit to feeling a little bit vulnerable when I placed my yard sign out front this week, that proclaimed “God loves you, no exceptions.” I love sharing that message, but I also realized the moment that I tapped the sign into the ground that I was sharing something of myself as well, something that’s a little more than what I typically offer.
Perhaps that’s the whole point: when we do thinks like place Trinity Cathedral signs in our yard, we are doing more than telling people about us. Of course, that is more important than we realize. So many people in our communities need to hear that message, and we sometimes forget that they won’t hear it nearly as often as we think. Yet the very act of vulnerability, of sharing something of ourselves by speaking of our faith, itself speaks of something sacred and inviting.
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