Rainbows hold a unique place in our value systems. From Judy Garland singing about them, to Rev. Jesse Jackson using them as a sign of his religious/political movement, to every Irish–or would be Irish–kid knowing that there is a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, rainbows have symbolized hopes and dreams for a future brighter than our present. From John Wesley’s work with the Cornish miners to the ‘social gospel’ of so many Christian organizations, to the good works of other religions and other fellowships,people have worked tirelessly for a better world, a more hopeful world, a kinder world. In short, a more welcoming world. If not now, when? If not here, where? Blessings on us all.
Mike Cookman, Westchester UMC Reconciling Ministry