Dear St. Lukers,
I just wrote the welcome note for our “Driving Miss Daisy” program. Here’s a portion of what I shared:
St. Luke’s core values, out of which all our ministry is developed, state that at our center is the love of Jesus Christ and through that love we value Christ-centered Acceptance, Hospitality and Community. We are striving to be a congregation that continually seeks new ways to live into those values, and wrestle with the behaviors and attitudes which become obstacles to building such a beloved community. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.” “Driving Miss Daisy” deals with the work of learning to live together. Reconciliation and relationship conquer issues of race, class, religion and even ageism as we watch an unlikely, lifelong friendship grow. Through grace and conversation, Miss Daisy and Hoke, show us how to look past difference and not only learn to live together, but understand how much we need one another.