Climb aboard the Cruising to Equity campaign to make a boatload of difference for kids. Some 20 congregations have already done so. Nearly 13 million children in our rich nation are living in poverty. Most poor children live in working families. The Cruising to Equity campaign is a user-friendly advocacy, action and prayer vigil project that helps parishes make a difference in the lives of at-risk children in their communities.
Andrew Gerns, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton (in the Diocese of Bethlehem) suggests 12 resolutions for religious people. The first: "I will allow my religion to change me, rather than make my religion bless what I already know. I will also be less worried about telling other people how to correct how they should live.
Everybody is called, everybody is sent, everybody can be nourished along the way. "With the exception of those few Christians whose ancestors were Jews," Bishop Paul Marshall writes, "the magi represent us as the latecomers at the manger." The foreignness of the magi suggests that "all people are called from darkness too light, all are welcome in Bethlehem.