After a year of teaching, she earned a public policy fellowship from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute CHCIwhich is dedicated to helping obtain government jobs for young Latinos. She worked as a lobbyist on issues ranging from higher education and early childhood education to technical education and immigration. Gomez worked for three years as the senior education policy adviser to Rep. She also spent five years at the American Federation of Teachers, where she lobbied Congress on education policy.
Our speaker reminded us that Dr. Not only did he want to end segregation, he wanted to tackle two other related issues of his day: He recognized that poverty and militarism were related and that they disproportionately affected people of color. In taking up these causes he made enemies.
Even as we celebrate a call to service and a dream of a color-blind America, David reminded his readers that Dr. I began to see some parallels between the two missions. Luke tells us that Jesus returned to Galilee filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. In the verses that precede our text this morning, Luke tells us that the Spirit led Jesus into the Wilderness where he was tested Luke 4: And according to Luke, Jesus was very successful.
Wherever he went the people raved about his preaching. News began to spread about him.
Then he returned home to Nazareth. The home folks had heard so much about him, they wanted to hear him preach. You know that the home crowd can either be supportive or highly critical. So, how will he be received?
On the Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue as was his practice. The leaders of the synagogue invited him to read the scriptures and say a few words. The text for the day was a tough one.
It came from Isaiah 61, which speaks of a messianic figure. In other words, the Messiah would ring in the Year of Jubilee. You will find the Year of Jubilee described in Leviticus And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.
It shall be a jubilee for you: In other words, during the Year of Jubilee everyone got a clean start Leviticus When Jesus finished reading from Isaiah 61 he handed back the scroll and sat down.
Then he told the congregation: This is pretty radical stuff. Just think if there were some big land owners and bankers sitting in the congregation. I expect that there were others who welcomed this message, because they had fallen into poverty and there was no feasible way out.
What message then does Jesus have for us today? Some years back Central Woodward embraced the call to become a missional congregation. In discerning our core values seven years back, one of the values we named was that of service.
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