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The Followers of Jesus as helplessly hopeful. Comments to: adebelak@redeemerluth.com

The Followers of Jesus as helplessly hopeful are already planning for tomorrow by being actively engaged in the world around us today. Even in the face of troubled times, we act now as people who will not be manipulated by powers other than the power of peace that is the creative force within God's Reign. Therefore, we will step out on the limb for others and for the world around us even though we may not have a personal stake in what will happen. In reality though, when we work for peace - when we forgive - when we love, it really does begin to change the world. It may only be our own world. That is, we may only know that at the end of the day we have changed - we have been touched - we have become apart of the face of God's Reign. The Followers of Jesus as helplessly hopeful keep finding out how deep and wide God's grace really is and that within the endlessness of that gracious love we are becoming new beings. I think it is then that we are  encouraged to 'go for it' - unbounded freedom to love in the name of our God.

O God of New Life and All Hopefulness, touch us this day and free us to be alive within your Reign. Amen.