Called to Live in Love and Faith
Despite our disagreements about human sexuality, identity and relationships, and despite our failures and misunderstandings, we are called to love one another as Christ loves us. Our words need to match our actions.
The church is not primarily a building, but a community of people called to express God’s lavish love to the world, the love embodied in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a community which calls us into a way of life that reflects God’s distinctive character – His holiness. It’s not a community of perfect people, but of people who are transformed into the likeness of Christ in every aspect of their lives. This change involves confession, repentance and forgiveness. The ‘Living in love and faith’ course has certainly stretched minds and promoted much discussion.
Christians have known from the beginning that ‘to live in harmony with one another’ we rely on the goodness of God (through prayer) who desires that ‘together we may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ’.
With ‘Caring for Creation’ in mind this week can we give thought to our approach to Fairtrade/purchasing ethically sourced goods?