Monday, December 13, 2010
Broad Street Ministry: My Home Away from Home
In Anne Rice's fictional novel, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, she tells the story of Jesus turning water into wine. After the miracle, Jesus is questioned about what is now to come. Jesus responds, "I will go on from surprise to surprise." I suppose that if you asked any member of Broad Street Ministry about what they are up to in the days ahead, I am sure they would respond with similar words, we will press on, from surprise to surprise. BSM is not afraid of mystery; instead, BSM embraces it. The members of this ecclesial mosiac are confident that in mystery the Spirit unveils sacred surprises, glimpses of the life that is to come.
I am grateful for Broad Street Ministry and their commitment to works of justice and peace, hospitality to the stranger, solidarity with the poor, love of neighbor, friendship with the marginalized, and provision of a church community for those whom church and faith have been cursed words and experiences. I am also indebted to those of BSM who have embraced the students of Imago Dei Youth Ministry as though they were residents along the Avenue of the Arts.
I hope and pray that you will watch the video below, check out their website, visit their community, and worship with my friends of Broad Street Ministry. May we together be surprised over and again as God's people continue to support, fund, and participate in the kingdom activity of this place.
Broad Street Ministry End of Year Appeal Video from Colin Comstock on Vimeo.