An Invitation to Show Up
(with hope and courage!)
Over the last month, in our Pirate + Salt journey, we've explored how resurrection invites us into a life of hope and courage as we follow Jesus into the world.
When Jesus taught about life in God's kingdom, it wasn't a far off, future invitation but a reality for today, in the hear and now, made possible by the work of Jesus. Following Jesus and learning to trust in resurrection is not a path of escape from the world but an invitation to Live fully in the world.
As we follow Jesus, hope is stirred within us.
As we follow Jesus, our courage & bravery grow.
As we follow Jesus, we put these gifts to work where they're needed around us!
When we feel afraid.
When tragedy strikes.
When loneliness creeps in.
When life takes an unexpected turn.
As we follow Jesus, we show up with whatever we have - an ounce of courage, a handful of hope, a few loaves and fishes - and trust the economy of God's kingdom is one of abundance.
I'm continually grateful to be part of a community that shows up in generosity, faith, trust, and hope; let's keep pushing ahead as we follow Jesus!