Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tweeting Prayers of Reconciliation

Each day at 10:30, 3:30 and 8:30, I tweet prayers in recognition of the work of Koinonia Farm, to join them in a moment of prayer, a prayer of our reconciliation in Christ.  After the Supreme Court ruling yesterday on part of the Voting Rights Act, and the current dust up around the words of Paula Deen, it is quite clear we have lots of work to do around racial reconciliation.

In 1942, Clarence & Florence Jordan and Martin & Mabel England formed Koinonia Farm as a Christian community located in Americus, Ga.  Its early existence "challenged racism, militarism, and materialism," which continues to plague us today.  It is a "demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God."
"The Koinonia mission: We are Christians called to live together in intentional community sharing a life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship. We seek to embody peacemaking, sustainability, and radical sharing. While honoring people of all backgrounds and faiths, we strive to demonstrate the way of Jesus as an alternative to materialism, militarism and racism."
At 10:30, 3:30 and 8:30 each day you will hear the sound of a bell ringing at Koinonia. You will see each of us stop what we are doing to pray, meditate, reflect. We go into the silence to rest for a moment. We come out renewed. This time reminds us why we are here, helps us to think about the meaning of Koinonia and to reflect on the meaning of being a demonstration plot for the kingdom of God.

Whether here at Koinonia, around the corner, or on the other side of the earth, we ask that you join us in these important moments each day. They not only allow us to focus and seek blessing, but they can be a means of bringing us together. They remind us that we are all God's children and though we may have different responsibilities, it is together that we can bring about the Kingdom of God. (from

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