#GC79 - Reflections by Deputy Tim Skimina

Written by Deputy Tim Skimina, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Griffith
July 9, 2018

The Way of Love

The Episcopal Church sponsored a peaceful immigration policy protest at the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas where women seeking asylum are being detained, separated from their children. 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry stated, “The teachings of Jesus to love God and to love our neighbor is at the heart of the core and the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.”

 “We come in love, that is the core of our faith, that is the heart of it, and we come because we are Christian, and the way of love calls for us to be humanitarian. It calls for us to care for those who have no one to care for them.”

“We really are not simply the Episcopal church, though we are that. We really are the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement, a movement that began long ago, a movement whose roots are deep in the soil of Judaism, a movement deep in the heart of God. The more we are who we are the more will become possible beyond what we could ask or imagine.”

I’m a member of the World Mission legislative committee where we are drafting resolutions to reach out to, support, and build relationships with our fellow Christians throughout the world. Specifically, we are sponsoring resolutions to support Christians in Sudan, South Sudan and Venezuela. Please take the time to become informed about the hardships faced daily by your fellow Christians and especially to pray for peaceful resolutions of the current conditions. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27