When I ask young people in the corrections center why they choose to attend worship with Heart River (N.D.) Lutheran, they say: “This is the only church in which I have not felt judged.” Then some of my members say: “I could have been here, too, when I was your age. I didn’t get caught.”
Today we remember James of Jerusalem, martyr, who died around 62. This message is an excerpt from “Christ, for you” by Renee Splichal Larson, in the July/August 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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