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Choose Life

Inspired by Deuteronomy 30, Matthew 5 and the Trainspotting advert

Choose life.

Choose justice.

Choose mercy.

Choose welcome.

Choose to resolve conflict;

Choose agreement over anger;

Choose peace and understanding;

Choose to greet your enemy in friendship;

Choose to listen,

to share,

to resolve,

to walk together through life’s trials

and reconciliation’s.

 

Choose a partner;

be faithful in what you think and in what you do.

Choose commitment.

Choose wholeness,

Choose two eyes and two hands,

Choose a life well lived.

Choose honesty;

Choose truthfulness where Yes is Yes

and No means No.

Be known for speaking the truth

for sharing God’s foolish wisdom.

Choose fellowship and seeking God,

finding who you are

and where you stand in all creation.

 

Choose creative living,

full of possibilities and opportunities;

Live a life that others can look back on and declare.

“It is good.”

Choose a community transformed

by love and grace and justice and mercy.

Choose your future.

Choose our future.

Choose a future for the world you inhabit,

Choose life ….

the life that God holds out before you

this day and every day.

 

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3rd July 2016

Luke 10:1-11 & Galatians 6:7-11

For you reap whatever you sow

  • Jesus calls his disciples to be missionary – vulnerable – distinctive.
  • Paul reminds the church that the fruits of the spirit need to be sown before they can be harvested
  • We will sow the seeds of our life together  in 6 actions – pray – disciple – welcome – encourage – witness – celebrate
  • We seek to be a cross-shaped community flowing with colour

Christ has no body on earth but yours; no hands but yours; no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ looks out to the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless others now.

 St Teresa of Avila