God’s hope for the world includes all people in the world. Jesus said, God’s will is that not one of any of “these little ones would perish.” In hearing and responding to such a broad gospel proclamation, our hearts and lives are enlarged for all the world.
In the darkness of confusion and uncertainty, we find ourselves waiting for the light of the good news to dawn. Together, we join throughout time immemorial with the faithful chorus in anticipation of the revealing and rescue of the Lord.
Following up on our previous conversations regarding holding on to hope in difficult times of trouble, we now face one of the most arduous spiritual instructions offered by Jesus. In the middle of his revolutionary Sermon on the Mount, he tells us not to worry about our life and the necessary attributes require to sustain it. It is a wild and seemingly unrealistic expectation that surprisingly might also be the pathway to a life of liberation, peace and a deeper appreciation for the more sustaining power of grace.