There’s no hiding the fact that the next big transition is upon us. The calendar indicates that Labour Day has passed, the weather announces that Fall is arriving, and the buzz of activity on campus declares that a new academic year has begun. Students, supervisors, classes, theses, applications, funding arrangements, future plans and current relationships all call for our attention.
While all this is happening, we take time to grieve the hundreds of thousands of lives tragically lost a decade ago in New York and globally since then in the subsequent responses. We contemplate how to make choices in yet another election campaign of polarizing rhetoric. And we consider the implications of the apparent attempt by our city leaders to ban and criminalize homelessness.
Welcome to September. Welcome to Toronto. Welcome to our world.
But welcome also to another season of our campus ministry communities – Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) and Wine Before Breakfast (WBB). Here in this time, this city, and this world we long to be a small but persistent and Spirit-infused presence of shalom. A people of hope. A place of healing and wholeness.
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