If this new order, this new community, is being built in the midst of the old order, what might that mean for our life as a people of faith? We can certainly see the effects of the old order around us: poverty is still rampant, people still settle disputes with fists and guns, nations still conquer nations, people still think that walls and isolation are the answer.
Are we the people who believe that faith is to be used and understood as a daily walk in the world? We have a choice; We can, in our worship, pray vehemently for the passing of the old order and quietly go about our lives for the rest of the week, or we could pray vehemently for the passing of the old order and plant seeds of the new by the living of our lives throughout the week as Jesus preached in our Gospel today.
What we aim for as Christians - is to break through the limitations of our excuses, we aim to destroy all reasons that we might offer to treat one person as less than another and to enter into relationships with each other that are based upon our equality before God. As a faith community, we can choose to put this type of radical love first. As individuals, we can live this out on a daily basis. A modern day discipleship!
My head is so full of ideas, and they excite me, I want to pass that on to you, I want us to do this together. Anyone, or Everyone is welcome to join. Old, young, woman, man, I don’t care! This will not be time consuming, it will be experiential, and done by facebook, email, face to face, phone, or text message! I want us to live as Christian disciples, out there, and see how that enlivens our faith, and our passion for Christ. I want to organize work bees, to throw a community party, and to see where in our own neighborhoods God is active, and how we can get involved. If any of those interest you, let me know! Where it will end up, I don’t know, but to me, that’s part of the fun. If you are interested, contact Me (Jason Richards) @ 306 – 485 - 6888 and please give as many ways to contact you as possible!