‘I WILL DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY’
(Editor’s Note: Amy Wilson Feltz, associate pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, shared this Facebook post, encouraging others to join her in contacting elected officials to advocate for peace and justice for all. “I will do . . . something, every day,” is her vow. Contacting senators and representatives is a start.)
By AMY WILSON FELTZ
Hi, Friends. I typically reserve my Facebook timeline for anecdotes about my adorable children and information about life in my beloved community of faith. I live a sweet life, a life full of love and grace. My needs are met. I enjoy a terrific support network. Life is so good for me.
And, yet, lately, I feel increasingly sad. Distraught, really. Helpless at the state of the world around me, the world in which Jason and I are raising our adorable children in our beloved community of faith. A world in which life is not so good for so many. A world in which support networks are crumbling. A world in which even basic human needs go unmet. A world in which so many do not experience grace or love. A world in which life is bitter for so many.
And I feel overwhelmed. I trust in a God who is bigger than the mess that God’s children, myself included, have created. But sometimes I really struggle to know what my part is in mending the brokenness. And, yet, I believe as one of my mentors often reminds me, “It is a worthy struggle.” So I vow to keep struggling. Through my feelings of sadness, I will not give in to feeling distraught and helpless. I will do . . . something, every day. One of those things will be calling the elected officials who represent me and advocating for peace and justice . . . for all.
I’ve looked up some numbers that might be helpful for you, if you are feeling like I am these days and you live near me. Feel free to save them in your phone, as I have, and dial them, often. And may “justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24)
Senator John Cornyn (202) 224-2934
Senator Ted Cruz (202) 224-5922
Representative Jodey Arrington (19th) (202) 225-4005
Amy Wilson Feltz is associate pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.