The Israelites, led by Joshua, encircled the city of Jericho for seven days and the walls around the city fell down. Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores the ways that walls can either protect us or keep us apart and declares God’s desire to tear down walls of separation.
Guest preacher Michael Piazza lifts up the variety of zoological references in the morning’s scripture. He notes that Jesus chooses to use the image of a mother hen as a symbol of protection. “When life is like a zoo, we become more like foxes.” But Jesus’ example was to open his arms wide in welcome and acceptance, embracing and demonstrating his vulnerability.