I’ve learned that during times of personal pain and sadness, I need to spend time refocusing. It helps me to rediscover the core of what I live and die for.
I am part of God’s people, Jesus’ body. I am sent into this world as Jesus was sent. I am part of Jesus’ continuing incarnation on earth, bearing God’s presence into the world. Therefore, I must learn to become like Jesus in order to properly be part of God’s people and mission. Fortunately, God has made his unending grace available so that I can become by grace what Jesus is by nature. This requires a daily lifestyle of spiritual exercises and service that immerse me into God’s grace and Spirit. It also requires a community of like-minded apprentices of Jesus, who will love, pray, work, obey, study, worship, serve and live together. In this way our community embodies on earth the tri-community of Father, Son & Spirit.
There, I’ve said it. Now… to keep on living it.