“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”
Thursday, 3 June 2021
What kind of God do we believe in?
Jesus tells us that he has been given the authority to instruct his disciples (that means us too) “to make disciples of all nations.” We, who are created in God’s image by God’s outpouring love, are from love. We are sustained in love and we are called to live in love by being conduits of God’s love. We remember the expression, “love is only love when it is given away.”
Love is expansive. It is not limited by the insiders and outsiders attitude. This means that whatever the differences in people, each one is beloved of God and is invited into unity with God. Those who believe, by their lives, show how love works. Or doesn’t…
Our call to discipleship is a call to follow Jesus. We see that Jesus teaches, heals, prays, offers care, listens, includes all, invites all to the knowledge of God’s love and presence. Our invitation when we follow Jesus is the same. And God always accompanies each of us as we attempt to live our specific purpose and fulfil God’s will for us.
Our Triune God, Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifying Spirit, brings unity, compassion, justice and peace. This is to live wholeness in love. This is our invitation.
That is the kind of God that we believe in, a God of generosity!
Who will I seek to include in my life? How will I allow God’s love to flow through me to all of God’s creation today?