If we, like Jesus Christ, believe the world is worth saving, then we will act on behalf of Christ for the sake of the world. We will serve others in the ways that Jesus served others. We will speak and act against injustice in the world. We will feed the hungry and find ways to change food policies. We will clothe the naked and minister to those who are homeless. We will visit those in prison and work to make the prison a place where individuals are restored to wholeness. We will make God’s justice and love real on earth.
—George Hovaness Donigian, A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.
—Matthew 25:35, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
I believe the world you created is worth saving. Give me the courage and strength and the desire to act in big and little ways to make your justice and love real on earth. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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