As a metaphor for an African wisdom teaching, the Sankofa bird looks behind to discern where to go in the future. The egg she carries in her mouth symbolizes new life and hope for what will be. Marilyn Raatz reflects on rich experiences during her first eight months of Peace and Justice ministry in Cape Town, South Africa to discern how God is leading her forward into the new year.
This was a historic moment for Cape Cod’s Brewster Baptist Church. As Lead Pastor the Rev. Dr. Doug Scalise stated, “As far as I know, over the more-than-190-year history of the congregation, this is the first time our very own missionary has been commissioned.”
Hear my sermon on Mercy, given at Brewster Baptist Church, October 25, 2015