1 Cor 12:6-7
God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
Words of Hope
Holy week is over, the cross and the tomb are both empty, yet Christ lives on!
The resurrection of Jesus gave us victory to live free and the opportunity to share the good news with all humankind.
No other incident in history has had the ability to change our lives and our future.
Christ’s sacrifice and love gave us a bridge to God, an opportunity to have a personal relationship with the very God who made us and loves us more than we can imagine.
As time goes on, it’s easy to get distracted from how remarkable and radical Jesus lived his earthly lifetime. He shook people to their core, upset the status quo by showing love to the downtrodden and forgotten.
The mere fact Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene when women were considered lowly human beings, speaks volumes of his ability to be radically inclusive.
He could answer the deepest questions and explain eternal truths. He hung around the common people as opposed to rulers and leading men whose interested in the “common” people was lacking.
The New Testaments’ account of the outcasts is telling. Jesus loved to mingle with ordinary mainstream people who were laborers, blind, crippled, and ill. Jesus had the ability to mix with all classes and always had an amazing impact on their lives. He met folks in the daily routine of their everyday lives. Jesus went out of His way to greet everyone. Jesus’ love and compassion was always authentic.
I am grateful to admit I love Jesus! I’m even more grateful to be in a community that willingly shares and shows Christs love to those who are often marginalized. I love believing in an all-inclusive God that made everyone in an imagine that was divinely designed!
God give us the wisdom to embrace the gifts we’ve been given, the courage to love all humankind, and the strength to walk in faith like Christ! In Jesus name, Amen