In a time when… churches are closing doors in many communities there is good news in a corner of northwestern Colorado. In the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado there are three places of worship soon to be proud to say “they’ve had to build to accommodate a need.” The United Methodist Church is in the midst of adding a Spiritual Center to their sanctuary with great hope that it will be well-used by the community. It’s coming along quite nicely. The stained glass windows are being inserted and the building will be enclosed by winter for interior finishing.
Since the days of the Ute Indians people have come from afar to experience spiritual and physical healing in the town of Steamboat. In the book The Springs of Steamboat written by a We Write Steamboat member Dagny McKinley, a tale is told of bodies and souls being mended by the healing properties of the mineral springs and the natural beauty of the area.
After witnessing the divisiveness of this election season, in my opinion, our country needs to re-evaluate and take a hard look at the hearts of our society’s citizens. Have we strayed too far from the founding cornerstone principles of our nation?