Our current sermon series is an invitation to expand our hearts, recognizing our own need for the liberating grace of Jesus Christ, as we seek to listen attentively to how the Spirit may be leading us to participate in God’s acts of mercy, compassion, and justice in the world.
We added the -ish to remind us that Jesus is the ultimate source of God’s righteousness and that we are called to walk humbly, to live generously, and to celebrate the good and faithful presence of God as we pursue God’s justice, especially as it connects to letting the children come, welcoming the stranger, caring for the widow, and looking after the orphan.
As the late Bishop Oscar Romero says, “We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.”