I am thankful to Austin Channing Brown for writing such a compelling book. It’s a quick read, but packed with valuable experience, reflection, and perspective. Reading it, and acting on what we learn, can help to make the world a better place.
In chapter 39, we are introduced to a topic we haven't seen up until this point: ecology. According to the Tao te Ching, all things on earth originally existed, and should continue to exist, in a mutually beneficial harmony.
With a sanctuary that can seat 3,000 and a membership list that has maxed out that capacity, Oakwood University Church is a full house of worship. But it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic that they realized just how many their sanctuary could host, and it is more than they ever imagined.
Ramona L. Hyman
Her name: Rosa Parks / The day: one / The year: 1955 / The month: December / The place: Montgomery, Alabama