I saw a quote on the Internet recently that caught my attention: “If we are too busy to be kind, we are too busy.” (Allan Lokos)
In our busy lives, let us all take a deep breath and consider what is really important in life.
Christ our risen Lord, whose fullness we all have received, You call us to abide in You as You abide in the Father. Strengthen us, then, who seek the truth and beauty of Your gospel. For those in our church and community who are dispirited or downcast, may we become a visible demonstration of Your encouragement and compassion. Help us to see their needs and take the time to help them as Christ would do. Together, let us build our dreams, our visions, our lives, and our community with a strong, faith-filled courage that is based upon our resurrection hope and the indwelling presence of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps