Jesus invites us into a ministry of welcome… but before he does, he invites us to reflect on what that will cost us. If we are to be a part of God’s liberation for all people, how must our welcome center the “guest” and not the “host”?
Scripture: Psalm 133
Pastor Amelia reminds of the sustaining gifts of the church, gathering ourselves into pools of living water to sustain one another even in dry and disorienting times.
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15
Our ancestors in faith, Sarah and Abraham have waited so long for signs of new life that when they hear they will have a child, Sarah laughs… can we share in her laughter, overcoming our own complacency to be a part of new life—and maybe new justice—God is creating within us?
Scripture: Luke 24:44-53
Along with disciples on the day of Jesus’s ascension, we may find ourselves saying, “what next?” Like them, we ground ourselves in the stories and traditions of our ancestors in faith as witnesses to God’s continuing presence with us.