The right to assemble is so powerful it’s guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We do it every Sunday and hardly think twice about it! In Sunday’s readings the people come together around the ancient texts in community gatherings and learn that everyone plays a part. They’re empowered by God’s Spirit to rebuild and move forward. On Sunday we share our contemporary texts and move forward into our next year together with all our gifts to share for the common good.