At the end of the story, refraining from being thankful that we are not like the Pharisee is nearly impossible. It is an instinctive reaction that our minds do not control. Yet, as soon as we find ourselves being thankful that we are not like him, then we are him,
A delegation of dozen national leaders from three Christian denominations in America is heading to Southern Asia this weekend on a 17-day trip to learn more about church partners in the region and to find ways to work together.
The Rev. Gordon Rankin, UCC New Hampshire Conference Minister, shares this reflection, based on his trip to sacred sites in Alabama with the Council of Conference Ministers and his ministry at Standing Rock.