Monday, March 3, 2014

Reflection + Response - Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Gospel of Jesus isn’t behavior modification or a new list of rules to obey or a new religious hobby. It is the announcement that God has come to humanity, in Jesus Christ, to bring a new reality of redemption + renewal. And the Gospel calls us to respond with our whole self, it gives us a new identity, and places us in the Kingdom of God. Yes, the Gospel changes everything, very much including our relationships and community with others; for, in the Gospel, there is no slave or free, male or female, or Jew or Gentile. All are equal. All are forgiven. All are welcome.

May we become a people shaped by the Gospel. A new community with a new identify. And, for us, may forgiveness, reconciliation, and community not just be things we desire to receive, but may we also be courageous enough to give them and show them to others.

Lord, may it be." 

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