Life sucks for many of my brothers and sisters and I and this community are called to listen to them and to walk with them. And if you are not doing the same, why do you call yourself a Christian?
At Monastery of the Holy Martyrs - Syriac Orthodox , I don’t call them ‘the poor’ – I know their names, their faces.
They are not a social problem or category. I’ve seen their faces. It’s the face-to-face encounter that you create a space for here that transforms all of us.
That is why I keep saying, stop by any time. I love meeting new folks. I love meeting my brothers and sisters. I love meeting my neighbors
Who wouldn't? I have found that there a lot around here who don't know that.
And I have been to many meetings here in Plymouth where my brothers and sisters are talked about as a problem to be helped rather than what Christ did which was to love and share and be with.
So much for calling yourself a Christian. You don't have any idea what that is and you are not one. So stop calling yourself a Christian.
You do not have to be Christian to come. All are welcome. Jews, Muslims, and even Atheists and other non-believers.
We will never try to convert you.
What we do is listen to you and walk with you.
We don’t care what you believe, where you live, or how you dress.