This week, I had opportunity to visit with a pioneer in promoting social and spiritual values in our city and our country.
Though this person never attends First United, she has had a distant and caring love for our faith community supporting us in many ways. Inspiring her journey was Tommy Douglas, and as I visited with her, the name of Tommy Douglas figured prominently on the walls, fitting in this time of health crisis.
It reminded me of my favourite quotes by Tommy Douglas, a quote by a Baptist minister whose faith informed his social engagement. The quote is updated for inclusive language:
Humanity can fly in the air like a birdswim under the ocean like a fishburrow into the ground like a moleNow if humanity can walk the earth humanely,this would be paradise.