Over the last four months I’ve participated in a number of conversations with other Mennonites about the new reality here in the United States. In these conversations people name at least three aspects of our new reality, which I list here in no particular order.
- The reigning political climate openly vilifies immigrants and refugees, some of the very people the Bible urges us to care for.
- Blatant, open racism is on the rise.
- Some of the events and statements during the recent national election coarsely demeaned women.
The question I’ve frequently been hearing Mennonites ask is this: how will this new reality change our mission? Given the new reality we live in, how will our mission as a church shift in the next two to four years? How will it change the way we think? The way we act?
- Matthew 4:1 - 11