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The Followers of Jesus as staying in touch. Comments to: adebelak@redeemerluth.com

The Followers of Jesus as staying in touch has to do with a connection to our storyline that links us to our God whose love for us and the whole of creation will never cease to create new life - new possibilities. We stay in touch with those stories and we translate them into the time at hand. Too often, there are those folks who read biblical stories and think that the cultural aspects of the story must prevail today. No. we must translate. We must stay in touch with the actions of compassion and bring them into the way compassion needs to be enacted in our time. The Followers of Jesus as staying in touch come away from items like the ten commandments and we do not hold them as something rigid like stone. We stay in touch with the loving intent within those words of promise. We stay in touch with the creative power that will help shape our lives and the life of the community. We are not a people who cling to the ancient, tribal manifestations of religion. We stay in touch with the life that we can enter without trying to live within modes of dress and actions that were needed in another time.

God of New Life and All Hopefulness, lead us into the life you have promised for us. Make that life of grace and hope and love  ever-present and available to  our ever-changing world. Amen.