Today I read the first chapter in ++ Katharine Jefferts-Schori’sboo_ A Wing & A Prayer. She titled it ” Tending the Body of Christ”.
Most of us agree with her when she says that we live in a world that seems to lack hope. But, for we Christians, where do we find our hope?
Our God is a loving God, a God, Who led the people of Israel out of bondage.
We all are in some sort of bondage. Some of us might eat to much, drink too much, act sexually promiscuous, lie, cheat, embezzlers. There is a general malaise that is falling upon our society & our world. While one person cannot fix the problems humanity faces now, we CAN work together to heal the most broken members of the human race. Regardless of our circumstances, God loves us & it is part of our baptismal duty to help those who are hurting. Hurting can come in physical, mental, or spiritual or financial & all pain is real.
This Advent, reach out to someone who is in pain & offer them a healing touch. Pray about how the Holy Spirit can help you be the Light of Christ in a world full of pain
Although we cannot control what happens to us, we Christians have a calling & responsiblity to tend to society’s most ” wounded”.