Now we are sent out into our communities to connect and enter the lives of people that Jesus loves. Our God expects us to interact with the people around us. We are not expected to remove ourselves from our contexts, but to be God’s representative in those contexts. We are empowered by the Spirit of God to show what a life filled with meaning and joy looks like. Since we are united with Jesus, we can bring God’s peace and identity with us to share in a world chasing these elusive elements.
The Church tends to make this more complicated than it really is. We are told to be followers of Jesus. We are commanded to love people, share truth and live our lives in thankfulness for God’s gifts.
You matter to God and to the people in your world. Engage them and love them because you can. It also will make your life much more interesting and enjoyable!
Pastor Nick Mundis