Julie Polter: ‘For those things we’re afraid to talk about and those things we’re afraid to hear’

Over at Sojourners, Julie Polter provides the weekly ministry of producing SojoMojo, an in-house newsletter for our local community.

She’s been doing it for years. It’s a little “handmade” gift of the heart that knits together an amazing community of faith. Below is an excerpt from last week’s Mojo:

Prayers, concerns, and joys: Please remember all mourning the death of Fay Walker this week, mother of former Sojourners intern Susanne Walker Wilson (1991-92). Fay was a remarkable Christian activist, with much to inspire in her life story.

For those suffering famine in Somalia and the surrounding region. All those who mourn.

For refugees and outcasts, sinners and the sinned against, the victims and the aggressors; for all who hunger, mourn, or despair; for all who have no one to pray for them. For those things we’re afraid to talk about and those things we’re afraid to hear; for love instead of fear, abundance instead of scarcity, compassion instead of anger; for turning cheeks without turning away.

3 thoughts on “Julie Polter: ‘For those things we’re afraid to talk about and those things we’re afraid to hear’”

  1. Thanks Julie I love that prayer! Imight add and for all those working with their own spaces to make them more peacceful and comfortable. hugs b. berger

  2. I loved getting the Mojo, which I received for awhile even after leaving Sojourners. Your description of it is right on- a ‘handmade’ gift of the heart.

  3. What Julie does with the SojoMojo is a fantastic gift to the whole community, Sojohands and the wider satellite world all. It is time consuming … I did a similar list for a couple of years and gave up because it wore me out. Julie does it with much grace and humor, like she does so many things.

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