Growing up in my family, we prayed at bedtime and attended church every weekend. We extended Christ’s love to our neighbors in helping resettle refugees, and in many other ways practiced the faith we received as a gift through Holy Baptism.
None of these things were optional activities. I must confess that I was not always the most eager participant in my family’s shared faith life. Still, as we met refugee families, we learned the importance of caring for people who are vulnerable and experienced the joy of building relationships with people from other cultures. I learned that true relationships must be mutual. These early lessons undoubtedly fashioned me for a life of seeking after justice.
This excerpt is from “Faith Reflections” by Sarah Stadler-Ammon, from the August 2010 issue of Café. Today we remember William Tyndale, translator, martyr, who died in 1536.
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