God Squad: Empathy in the Age of Schadenfreude | THIS FRIDAY, noon, Good Samaritan UMC
Join us for our first in-person God Squad of 2022, Empathy in the Age of Schadenfreude. It'll be a reunion of sorts with Rabbi Jack Romberg, Pastor Betsy Ouellette Zierden, and Father Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral.
What is Schadenfreude? It's when we derive pleasure from someone else's troubles. As the political landscape has devolved into a Mad Max hellscape of blame and retribution (and sometimes even worse), can we find a way to wrestle up a little empathy for our fellow humans, even the ones whom we disagree with — liberal or conservative; Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist; black, white, or brown; and everyone in between? Is it possible to find humanity amidst the age of political ruin? We'll find out.
As always, God Squad is free to attend - please register in advance so we can plan accordingly. If you'd like to order lunch, this Friday's menu is a boxed lunch provided by Jason's Deli and includes your choice of roasted turkey breast sandwich or spinach veggie wrap, plus chips, pickle, and a cookie.
Check out the entire spring season of God Squad programs and register here.