Our church, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St Paul, MN has gorgeous stained glass windows, and thanks to member Martha Wegner, who has been digging in the archives, we learned a great deal about them this past weekend.
The windows line both the main sanctuary and the side chapel, but there are also several smaller ones tucked in various locations, which I had never noticed.
These windows are a visual reminder of what we are asked to do in this world as people of faith, as citizens of the world, as good neighbors.
Granted, these windows, which date back to the 1950's, are not diverse or inclusive, but the message is simple and without qualifications.
How you choose to exercise these tasks is up to you. Perhaps you do these good works through your community of faith, a wide variety of non-profit organizations, our schools or in individual acts of kindness. Perhaps you are showing up, speaking up to make sure our government does not repeal its responsibilities.
Thanks for all you do.
Are you being called in some way to be more of an active presence in the world? I would love to know.