I’ve just returned from Atlanta to find myself summoned there once more, via the New York Times, by former President Jimmy Carter no less. Reading the news this morning I learned that he wants Baptist pastors and lay people to meet him there this fall for a summit to “soothe racial rifts in the country that are only getting worse.” He’s asked for representatives from white, black, Hispanic and Asian churches to come and makes the case for urgency in the matter.
While Atlanta isn’t my favorite city, Jimmy Carter is one of my favorite Baptists. I’ve heard him speak a few times and read his books. I appreciate his political restraint and pragmatic faith. He builds walls, lots of them, in Habitat for Humanity houses. If he has a plan for racial reconciliation and unity with which he wants my help, then I’m in. All in.
Thanks to Rob Drummond for preaching last Sunday. It blessed me good. I hope to see you tomorrow evening for supper at 6. I'm serving rice, beans, tacos, guacamole and sopaipillas. I hope to see you again this coming Sunday when I'm serving 1 Corinthians, chapter 3.
~ peace & prayers,
Duckling update - as of Monday, May 23rd the duck eggs
were still incubating at Wild Care, Inc. I will check on
them again next week.