Can we just start with the acknowledgment that we are, each and every one of us, broken in some way.
We are each broken, there is no perfect way of being or living life.
There are tools: things that help, but they aren’t fixes. Intelligence, Wealth, Fame, even good Family Structures and Faith are supports that help and structure.
However, somehow, humans think that there is an inherent inequality in society. That some of us are more blessed than others, that those who are rich or famous or smarter somehow earned that status. This idea that some humans are better than other leads to problems Problems like: Idolizing people, Expecting Perfection (from Self and Others), Let the judging begin. When Christians Hold themselves as perfect, they miss the very justice-making, radical equality and love that Christ embodies
Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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