Friends, if we call ourselves Christians, we have the high calling of being ambassadors and harbingers of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. We are to welcome and work for this Kingdom to come to earth, as it is in Heaven. We are to represent all that He is to the world. We should look like Him.
When emotions run high, we look for the way of Jesus, the way of His Kingdom. Look at your neighbors, your co-workers, other parents at your children’s school, fellow church members, and yes, even those on your Facebook feed. How can you best represent Jesus Christ to them? How can you lay down your life for them? How can you offer compassion and understanding? How can you extend generosity and grace? How can you speak for love and peace, healing and reconciliation? How can you be an ambassador of His Kingdom?
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.