Saturday, October 18, 2014

Proclaim Good News

Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." Luke 4:14-21

Proclaim Good News

We are called to walk this pilgrim road
this path of sharing and releasing
this humble blessed daily trek
following the one who sets us free.

We are called to tell the story
love made real and visible in our lives
love that supplies our needs today
giving us vision for the future.

We are called to go the the streets
the avenues of oppression and abuse
to walk and live with the broken discarded
bringing love's healing and release.

We are called to abide in the challenges
to live in the tension of becoming
we are the human hands of God's love
and we are called to serve others today.

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