November 20, 2017

Faith is a Verb!

Faith is a Verb!
Kevin Cameron

You can’t just believe and sit still. Action is called for!
Our denomination lives out the faith in very distinct ways. You have likely marveled at some of the UCC Firsts (ucc.org/about-us_old-firsts).
Wow! Inspiration!
When I read stories about Jesus—when I hear his words—I am stirred and empowered. I have to work for social justice—peace through equality and grace.
I came across this piece (right column) earlier this week. It reminded me of at least a few things:
Jesus calls us. What he asks can be challenging. I always have a choice whether to follow in his footsteps or not. Jesus does not ever leave me to do this work alone.
How is Jesus bubbling up in you? How are his words and ways coming through you?
When do you want to turn away from his call? How does the Spirit equip you for living a Christ-like life?

Micah 6:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 The Message (MSG)
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously.