03.25.18 Service: "Coffee, Donuts, and Creating a New Economic Reality." (Rev. Tom Schmidt) *Audio Service*
Jim Wallace, Evangelical author and activist writes, “Any budget is a moral statement of priorities, whether it's a budget created by an individual, a family, a school, a city, or a nation. It tells us, mathematically, what areas, issues, things, or people are most important to the creators of that budget, and which are least important.” In other words, how we spend our money and our attention is an extension of our political and economic voice. A new economic model is emerging that takes seriously our moral responsibility for each other and the plane and it is so easy to understand that it can be explained over a cup of free-trade coffee and a donut.
“Don’t give up! I believe in you all! A person’s a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die if you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!”
On the anniversary of James Reeb's death, Rev. Pat Jobe takes us back to the Selma march, the UU leadership in the Civil Rights Movement and reminds us of the good done by folks who saw ethical action through the lens of Unitarian Universalism. It will be full of the joy of our social movements. Wait a minute. ALL these people were Unitarians?