GOD LEADS us as individuals and as communities to reflect the engaging grace and love of God revealed through Jesus the Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We as Christians affirm this regularly and sacramentally. In our baptisms, we are commissioned, literally co-missioned with Christ, to a life in God’s grace expressed through commitment to God’s ministries in the world.
—Rebecca Dwight Bruff, Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living (Upper Room Books, 2014)
“So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
—2 Corinthians 5:20 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Grant us, Lord God, a vision of your world as your love would have it:
a world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor;
a world where the riches of creation are shared, and everyone can enjoy them;
a world where different races and cultures live in harmony and mutual respect;
a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love.
Give us the inspiration and courage to build it, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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