Twilight Twitches

Twilight Twitches

fetscherDear Family,
I’ve told you in the past that writing these Twitches almost a week before you read them can be very challenging. The printing deadline is Tuesday (this week, Election Day). By the time you read this will we know: WHO WON?

As I think about it a little more, I realized that no matter who won, I hope our attitude would be the same, namely, as I wrote last week, Vote and Pray. (Annie suggested it might have been better to put it the other way around: Pray and Vote.)

Either way, we ask God to bless us as a people, a country, a force for good in the world.

fetscherDear Family,
...probably depends on what part of the saintly Body of Christ that you are talking about.

If you are in heaven, you have already voted.

If you are in purgatory, you are busy amending past choices and drawing closer to the Lord.

That only leaves one category: US.

What does it mean to “Vote?”

fetscherDear Family,
...or selfish neighbor?

We live in tough times. You sure didn’t need me to tell you that. Before any opinion, before any judgement, before any fear, because we are who we are, before all, we are first and foremost, people of prayer.

As I scanned the scriptures for this weekend, my first reaction was simply to pray and ask God what He was saying in these scriptures. Then I was overwhelmed. So many things; immigrants, widows, orphans, needy neighbors, and that’s just the Hebrew scripture.

fetscherDear Family,
As you read this, you recall that last Monday was Columbus Day. That’s when I was writing this letter. Banks and post offices were closed but Annie and Judy and I were here in the office doing the work of the Lord.

As kids we learned that Christopher Columbus sailed the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria to the ‘New World.’ He was sailor, navigator and colonizer. Subsequently we learned that others were here first at various times, but Chris was our image of roots and beginnings for our country.

Today is also Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For reasons I can’t explain, it is only now that I have become aware of this day, first celebrated in South Dakota in 1989 as Native American Day.

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