Hope in the Bronx
Last night during the Lehrer News Hour, Lutheran Pastor Heidi Neumark talked about her book, “Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx.” Neumark is the pastor of the Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx, where the congregation is a mixture of Hispanics and African Americans in one of the poorest communities in the city. In that neighborhood, the state-of-the-art, expensive jail for young boys towers over the crumbling, dilapidated school across the street.
She writes, ï¿½I have learned that grace cleaves to the depths, attends the losses and there slowly works her defiant transfiguration.ï¿½
I must read this book.