This week we read John 10:1-10 and we hear one of my favorite lines from the Gospel "I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly." The ministry of Jesus is all about life. Life that starts here and now. Life that ensures the rights of the most vulnerable, life that protects and defends those who are being abused, life that stands up for the under represented.
Jesus has come to bring life, abundant life. Our work in the world, as followers of Jesus, is to ensure that we are serving the world to help work for abundant life by God's grace.
Pastor Howard wrote this prayer and share it for us today:
Christ came to us not with the promise of riches or success.
He came not with the promise of popularity or fame.
He came not with the promise of lives of ease and comfort. .
He came with the promise of abundant life.
He came with the promise of liberated lives of love. .
He came with the promise of his abiding presence. Amen.