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Living Out True Values: A Sermon by Mia Benjamin

Living Out True Values: A Sermon by Mia Benjamin

Mia is a Micah Fellow serving at Grace Church Medford

There is a step between saying, “I am a Christian,” and doing the real work of acting like a Christian. There is a step between saying, “I will go,” and working hard in your father’s vineyard. I don’t think we should ignore how important and difficult that step can be, and I don’t think that Jesus does either. It takes courage to get yourself to the vineyard. It takes courage to accept the fact that you might mess up once you are there, that you may not reach the standard you set for yourself, that you will be criticized no matter what you do. 

Micah Fellow Spotlight: Yani Burgos

Micah Fellow Spotlight: Yani Burgos

1. Why did you apply to Life Together? What were you looking for?

At the time I applied to Life Together, I had spent almost half a year out of college, looking for ways to engage my passion for social justice. I had begun to play with the idea of tying faith into that passion, but had no idea how to do so effectively. Life Together, in many ways, seemed too good to be true, but came at the perfect time.

Seeking Contemplation in Chaos: A Reflection by Cicia Lee

Election day, November 4, 2014, was a tiring but exhilarating day. There are details of the day that I vividly remember. The stacks of clipboards, pens, and Question 4 info cards piled chaotically in our small office; the streams of volunteers walking up and down the hallways, cold but eager to continue knocking on voters’ doors; the excitement of reaching my last canvassing door at 7:40pm, with twenty minutes until polls closed, and finding out that a voter had always voted there but didn’t have a ride that day. I quickly called a colleague who was driving nearby, and we rushed her to the polling station, realized it was the wrong one, frantically drove to the correct one, and cheered as she scrambled inside just before they closed the doors to the polling station.