“The seed falling among the thorns refers to people who hear the word, but the worries of this life and deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Matt. 13:22
“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11
We seek to live with uncluttered lives and hearts. Together, we walk away from the busyness and hurry produced by lives driven by the accumulation of status and wealth. We also turn away from the dehumanizing distractions of our culture in order that, together, we might embrace a simplicity of life that leaves room in our hearts for a deep communion with Christ and with one another.
We trust that this simplicity of heart will lead to lives characterized by sharing and generosity. Unlike most North American neighborhoods, the rich and poor live almost side by side in Hyde Park and this unique economic diversity presents untold opportunities to demonstrate the power of the Gospel to turn greedy consumers into generous givers.