Words to ponder regarding our reflection this summer on discipleship from Luke’s people.
“We couldn’t come to God, so God came to us, meeting us where we live, in the most ordinary of locations—at the table. Because our attempts at righteousness went bad, Christ Jesus steps to the unrighteous (2 Corinthians 5:21), then ascends a cross, demonstrating not only the depths of our evil but also plumbing the unfathomable depths of God’s love. And because God elected to be God for us, God with us, God in Christ Jesus could not return to God the Father without bringing us along, offering back to the Father the whole, beloved, yet forlorn human race lost (separated from God) by sin.”
— Ministry Matters, reprinted with permission for parish use.