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April 2014 - Letter from Pastor Caroline
Dear Friends in Christ,
It didn’t take long for my March Madness bracket to get blown out of the competition for the billion dollar prize: good thing I didn’t enter :-) But really, Dayton men beat Ohio State’s men? Seriously? In the first round? Yup, seriously. Sigh ...
I based my choices on really scientific things like: oh, cool, Dad, went to college there; I like their mascot; my friend graduated from that place; I like that coach; ... so it’s not that surprising that none of my picks have made it to the Sweet Sixteen Round. The great thing, is that upsets happen: Dayton over Ohio State. Mercer over Duke.
Nothing is ever impossible; folks and teams beat the odds - surviving cancer, moving past abuse into freedom, relearning to walk after a stroke, reading a novel with dyslexia, getting a hug from a child with autism, and flowers blooming on the ash-covered slopes of Mt. St. Helens. Creative love, and great basketball moves, change the world.
Even greater: grace “pings” into the world, like the satellite that sends a message to airplanes every hour, waiting for the response from the plane’s transponder - God reliably, faithfully, constantly, graciously sends hope, help, and power to us. God’s love cannot be stopped, not even by death, our casual cruelty toward each other, or a vicious mob screaming for the death of an innocent man - Jesus.