Tuesday, June 30, 2015

[UPDATE] Pastor Mike Olive of the Common Ground (no 's') Church: A member of your flock needs you

[See end of post for UPDATE. The Common Ground (no 's') Church is praying for me!]
Pastor Mike Olive of the Common Ground (no 's') Church giving a sermon. Note the T-shirt, "LOVE > HATE".
The Other Blogger (TOB) known for her KKK imagery and other violent images could seek the guidance and counsel of Pastor Mike Olive. TOB frequently publicizes the Common Ground (no 's') Church on her blog and has attended service, including this last Easter service in the downtown Cultural Plaza. TOB's pictures of the service were lovely. 

One of the roles of a pastor is to help communities and people find the common ground. Read what Romans 12 6–8 has about a pastor and the community:
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.
7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Posting images of the Klu Klux Klan, a mayor's image burning in effigy, and posts attacking Blacks is a serious indication that something needs to be addressed.

[Below is Mike Olive's (no 's') prayer for me. I am honored and humbled. And thanks to everyone at the Common Ground (no 's') Church too. Odd, but you'd think a pastor would know to put a apostrophe after 'Jesus' (yes 's') in the possessive (no 's') form of sentence (no 's') structure (no 's' and yes 's').]