Learning what childhood and youth experiences formed you seems a relentless revelation. I was brought up in the Methodist church (which became the United Methodist church and is now the dis-United Methodist church) where I was taught that the church was open to all. Teaching and learning inclusiveness in the late 1950s.

I “stole” this photo from outside of a church from a friend on Facebook. It says all I need to know about the situation:

“Jesus didn’t make exceptions [as to who our neighbor is]. We don’t either.”

  • Love thy homeless neighbor
  • Gay neighbor
  • Muslim neighbor
  • Black neighbor
  • Immigrant neighbor
  • Jewish neighbor
  • Addicted neighbor
  • Christian neighbor
  • Atheist neighbor
  • Disabled neighbor

I would bet that 10 am Sunday morning remains the most segregated time in America.

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