Practicing the Way
We are always practicing and being formed in Jesus’ way of healing love, especially as he calls us to cross racial, cultural and ethnic lines, to examine structures of oppression and their impact on our own and others’ lives, and to grow as ambassadors of reconciliation and healing in the world.
We will seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.
- How will we grow as reconcilers, healers and justice-bearers?
- How will we actively grow relationship across dividing walls and seek Christ in the other?
- Beloved Community Story-sharing Campaign
- Reconciliation and Justice Pilgrimages
- Multi-lingual Formation and Training
- Liturgical Resources for Healing, Reconciliation and Justice
Practicing Jesus’s Way of Healing Love
When John says in his first letter that “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear” (1 Jn. 4:18) he speaks not of love at first sight but of an ongoing way of life that we learn only through practice. While there are many different ways of walking the way of love, Presiding Bishop Curry has categorized them in the commands to turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. As we practice these disciplines with a focus on racial justice, God helps us grow as reconcilers, healers, and justice-bearers, strengthened to do the work God has given us to do.
Formation in the way of love grounds us in our commitment to follow Jesus. Following Jesus’ commandment to love our enemies might open our eyes to learn the truth of how they became our enemies in the first place. What we learn might make us turn from our anger in repentance, at which point we may no longer fear to proclaim the dream in our prayer and worship. Our desire to repair the breach may motivate us to go where we haven’t been before. Many of the resources in this section demonstrate this pull that love exerts upon us, drawing us through the labyrinth from one quadrant to another.