Rev. Jacqui Lewis

“Jacqui Lewis pastors Middle Collegiate Church, a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic church in New York City. Rev. Jacqui cares about us having a better world where immigrants, refugees, Indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQ people are treated fairly. Love is what matters most. Jacqui tells her congregation often that everything in the Bible comes down to love. ‘Love. Period,’ she says. ‘Everything else is commentary.’

Rev. Jacqui also believes that joy is an essential part of life because we need joy to help fuel us in loving ourselves and others. She always remembers something her mother whispered in her ear when she took her first communion at age seven: ‘God will always love you, and God will never leave you.’”

“How might joy help fuel us in loving others?”

[excerpts from holy troublemakers]