God so loved the world (John 3:16) that God gave his son as a sign of his love. And we, are called to be generous as God’s people. When the prophet Isaiah expressed God’s presence in the ancient temple of Jerusalem, he confronted reality. He decreed, “Woe is me. I am last for I am a man of unclean lips & I live among people of unclean lips.” A seraphim flew to him with a burning coal that touched his lips & the seraphim said, “Your guilt has departed & your sin is blotted out”, then when God was searching for a person of faith, Isaiah stepped forward & offered himself – “Here I am, send me!”
Through God’s touch & God’s invitation to ministry, Isaiah stepped from the shadows into leadership.
!And we are called to do the same!
Through God’s touch of our lips through bread & wine we are invited to make a difference through generosity, through loving the world.
This loving the world as people of God includes loving creatures – reduce, reuse, recycle, & loving our sisters & brothers as we love ourselves.
Yes, we are invited by God to make a difference, to act differently. We are invited by God to be a part of salvation history. We are invited to be instruments of God’s peace, we are invited to be instruments of God’s salvation.