Today’s text asserts that Israel is called to be God’s witness and not have a ‘circle-the-wagons’ mentality. In a multicultural world where people live in proximity to others, how is the church called to be a light to the nations, ministering with justice and compassion to others?
God of all nations, who sent Jesus as a messenger of peace, offering salvation, and making us whole. Send us into your world strengthened and liberated by the Holy Spirit to speak and act as inspired people. Amen.
~ Stan Dueck, Director, Transforming Practices
Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Lent Devotional written by Craig H. Smith, district executive for the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren and ordained minister. (Available from Brethren Press in print and E-Book formats). Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, Craig’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.