The Day After: The Essentials
Micah is calling us to get off our duffs.
Act: My living room and dining room were dusted this morning - beneficiaries of my trying to make something look better than how I am feeling. I acted, kind of. Now, I’m going to give myself 24 hours to wallow in self-pity. Then it’s back to working for justice, equality, and the oppressed – for Kingdom values.
Love: Love is the strongest force I know. In these next few weeks and years, I know it will be put to the test. But that’s who we as people of faith are. We are called to love the poor, the disenfranchised, the people we don’t understand (the very people who made the difference in this election). This is not a test. The call to love is real. And it’s going to be really, really hard.
Walk: Here are our marching orders. Move forward. Staying in one place is not an option. Too many things are at stake. There’s too much work to do.
Today I want to build a bunker and hide for four years. That’s today. Tomorrow, I’m going to pull up my big girl pants and get moving to do what Micah calls us so clearly to do: Act. Love. Walk. I’m not naïve. It ain’t going to be easy. But with you dear readers, we can find strength together. I trust you’re with me.
Cesie Delve Scheuermann is a consultant in stewardship, development, and grant writing. Over the past decade, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she helped raise over $2.5 million dollars for numerous non-profit organizations. Where is her half gallon of Ben and Jerry’s when she needs it? She was the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference Lay Leader from 2008-2012. Her position with the Conference is funded through a generous grant from the Collins Foundation. She is available to consult with churches. You can reach her at email@example.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/inspiringgenerosity.
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Cesie Delve Scheuermann is consultant in grant writing and stewardship/development working with the Conference. From 2008-12 she was the Conference Lay Leader for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.