How fortunate and blessed are we, that we have a god whose love is so big that He asks us to share that love with others. He cares so much about His creation that He sent Jesus to us to show us a living example of what that love looks like in action. Jesus in no longer literally on earth with us today, but His teachings and His spirit are here with us. We continue to see Jesus in action when believers carry out His commandment to love God, love others, and to do so through actions of justice, peace, and reconciliation; these are the living examples of God’s love.
I enjoyed reading the liturgy (below) on the Sacredise website. There is a link for those who want to read it in its entirety; which I highly recommend.
I encourage you to read the liturgy below and following that, pray for anyone in your life or someone who you admire from a far who is running the race set before them. Pray for that person(s), that they may have continued strength, passion, encouragement and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to guide them as they serve others by way of justice, peace, and reconciliation. It is not easy work and they need our prayers.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1 – NLT)
In your infinite love for women and men,
you incarnated yourself in Christ,
and revealed your nature and your purpose to us;
In your infinite love for poor and wealthy,
you laid aside your glory
and walked among us as one of us;
In your infinite love for every race and tribe and nation,
you brought a new world into being
and taught us to live as citizens of God’s Reign;
But, you have not stopped incarnating yourself,
you still reveal yourself and your Reign of love and justice
to all who will see,
and to all who open their hearts and lives to you.
We praise and thank you, O God,
for the people through whom you reveal yourself still;
for those who give themselves to build a world
based on the values of your reign
of love, justice, peace and reconciliation.