Synopsis: We all sense we are at a very important time in our history with a lot of uncertainty about our future because it feels like the priorities of many of our leaders and institutions are not attuned to the voices of the poor, the immigrant, the marginalized and the helpless. Now more than ever the Church needs to be the living presence of Jesus in our world. It sounds like an impossible mandate but the truth is that comes down to each one of us just doing the next right thing. That’s what abiding in Christ looks like and that is God’s strategy for how we can do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God in our world. Do the next right thing.
Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.
Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. The Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing; and he will show him greater works than these, so that you will be astonished.
John 5:19&20 NRSV