Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
Faith without works is dead. It's not enough to simply say we have faith in Christ. That faith calls us to action. In what ways are you not only believing, but also living out your faith?
Today is my birthday. Yes, I turned 50 years old today. Where does the time go? In these years, I have witnessed the incredible works of the people of faith. I have been blessed to see you at work in the world. Upwards of two million pounds of food distributed over the years from the Food Truck. Compassionate care for people who are struggling. Love extended to those who are lonely. Mentoring, tutoring, teaching, worshiping, visiting, encouraging, comforting, advocating, feeding, helping, building, cleaning, sharing, loving. You have been filled with grace during the hard times. You have provided a home and community for Will. You have given generously out of your abundance, knowing that God will do more with your gifts than you could ever imagine.
I guess my birthday reflection this morning is to keep working, keep loving, keep trusting. Over the years, we will be able to do different things in different ways. But we will always be able to do something. Never underestimate the impact your acts of love in the name of Jesus will have on the world. God will take what we do and will make it a blessing.
Thank you for blessing me. Thank you for being a blessing in the world.