Friday, December 30, 2016

Living into the Holy Name

So what do we do about it? How do we go about bearing his name, carrying his burden, carrying out his mission in the world - today?

Those vows we recite in the Baptismal Rite give us a push.

5. Every person is made in the image of God and deserves the respect, the forbearance, and the fair treatment that status implies.

4. For in each person is God’s image, somehow present in their making, however hidden or obvious to us, however different or the same as us, and so to love ourselves and our neighbor is to welcome and embrace the presence of Christ - in each other.

3. What we do and what we say tell the story: we are the ones with Jesus, we are his people, and we have a story to tell like no other: a story of power and freedom, of liberation.

2. We will fall down sometimes, instead of standing up for ourselves or others, and we will need to seek repair for those rifts in God’s fabrice. We are called to do so and we are assured of his love.

1. For we gather together in prayer. We seek God alone in prayer. We listen and take in the teaching of the church that is our Christian tradition, for there is a lot to learn from those who have gone before us on The Way.

0. We will break bread together as we have from the beginning, that Christ’s table may be present to us and we with all the disciples share his supper.

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