The Ministry of Reconciliation

imageWe have been called; each of us in the waters of Baptism. We have all been given the mission of sharing the Good News of God’s love made clear in Jesus Christ. The text for today, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21, calls it the ministry of reconciliation.

The job we share is to help everyone know that God has made peace with man through Jesus’ blood. We are “ambassadors for Christ.” We have Good News for the world yet too often, we are afraid to speak lest we offend someone. We are to speak of reconciliation and peace. Our call is to restore wholeness. Let us be brave ambassadors and speak up.

All things are made new in Christ! These are just the words a hurting and broken world needs to hear. Today I will try to keep up the refrain. Will you join me?

Dear Jesus, You who never sinned became sin on the cross and took my punishment for me. Thank you! Those words alone are inadequate. I offer You myself in gratitude. You only ask that I share the gift of reconciliation with others. Help me today to speak of Your love for all. Help me to demonstrate something of Your unconditional love, by forgiving others. Help me to remember that all things are being made new. In Your precious Name I pray. Amen.

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