This last Sunday we offered a “Processing Space” after worship for youth and adults to have a safe space to share emotions following the shooting of Tony Robinson. We began and ended the time with prayer and Biblical text. The scripture used was Micah 6:6-8.
With what shall I come before God, and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before God with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
Will God be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does God require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
First Congregational is a justice-driven church, but the foundation of working for and toward justice are the two bottom pieces of the triangle: love kindness and walking humbly with God.