Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 11 Tamuz | July 2022 - Page 19

Standing In the Midst of Shaking

S T E W A R T L I E B E R M A N
Up until recently , in my almost 70 years , I always thought nothing could top the tumultuous year 1968 – my freshman year of high school . Vietnam , assassinations , cities burning , “ Prague Spring ,” presidencies toppled , revolutions everywhere , and so much more ! The comparisons have been made many times between the last 2 1 / 2 years and that fateful year : the shakings , shiftings , upheavals , shutdowns and deaths of so many friends and family members .
I don ’ t know about you , but honestly it has wearied me and brought discouragement and some confusion . As senior leaders of a small congregation , it was no longer just about bringing a good message every week or praying for the sick or helping a congregant with a family crisis , but about keeping a community together and advancing the Kingdom when the culture seems to be working against you at every turn !
Almost instantly , we had to learn to become 21st century tech-savvy just to have a service ! Like many of you , I quickly realized what we were being told about
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