An Afternoon in Kensington

“Tensions we manage.  Problems we solve.”  I don’t know there are that many problems we ever truly “solve.”  I do know there are ways to manage the many tensions we face both in ourselves and in our communities.

Spent a sunny, hot Wednesday afternoon with an incredible group.  Tagged along.  Their goal … to serve the addicted and homeless in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, arguably the most blighted and drug infested section of our city.   Not there to solve the problem.  But there to shed a bit of light in the form of small care bags, bottled water, sandwhiches, a kind word.  The kind of light Christ asks to walk in, asks us to offer.

Three “rules” for that walk…. (Secrets of Heaven 1844)

  1. Love God
  2. Love Others
  3. Oppose Hatred
Pretty simple.  And a profound way to move through life.


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