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And a final word from me for today's blog post is this: The community of hope that is comprised of those who have placed our faith in Jesus Christ is not limited to those gathered in the church building on Sunday morning. The community of hope; that beloved community of disciples who are the embodiment of the love of God and the hope for all in Jesus' name knows no social or geographical boundaries.
You and I are parts of that same community of hope whether we are gathered together in one place or scattered all over the world. God's vision of peace among people and peace between people and everything else that has life is a matter of hope, because in a world where there is still so much brokenness we must catch God's vision with the eye of our hearts and believe where we have not yet seen.
And as we trust in the Spirit's work upon us may we follow the example of Jesus, seeking justice as we work to include into community all who have been marginalized; and I suggest that our working for justice for sensitive animals, plants, and ecosystems around the world is of equal importance with that justice which we hope for for our human neighbors.
Let us dare to hope, and let our source of hope inspire our actions.