St Peter reminds us that the wait for Christ isn’t meant to be passively endured. The choice for Christ calls forth an effort on our part to live in the coming age here and now, manifesting the reign of God in our lives.
The Holy Spirit continues to invite the church into deeper relationship with God, into deeper knowledge of God’s race, and into an ever-widening circle of relationship with all the beloved children of God.
Giving to pay the church’s electric bill isn’t sexy, but your gifts don’t pay the bills – they enable the ministry, the presence and grace of Christ to enter the world.
It’s All Saints, where we take time to remember that unbroken chain of loving relationships that connects us back to Jesus.
God’s grace is unearned and freely given; at the same time accepting Christ’s invitation (or not) matters.
In reminding the Pharisees to give to God what is God’s, Jesus puts us on notice that ignorance and denial do not eliminate our complicity in the evil done on our behalf
Jesus beckons us onto a journey potentially fraught with peril and whose ultimate destination is unknown, but with the promise that He will always walk with us and that he will lead us to a promised land