If we truly love our neighbor, we shall without a doubt share with him or her the good news of Jesus. How can we possibly claim to love our neighbor if we know the gospel but keep it from them?
Equally, however, if we truly love our neighbor we shall not stop with evangelism. Our neighbor is neither a bodiless soul that we should love only their soul, nor a soulless body that we should care for its welfare alone, nor even a body-soul isolated from society. God created the human person, who is my neighbor, as a body-soul-in-community. Therefore, if we love our neighbors as God made them, we must inevitably be concerned for their total welfare, the good of their soul, their body, and their community. -John Stott
Sent with faith, hope and love, in Christ,
Rev. Amy <><
Parish Cycle of Prayer:
Monday: for all who are suffering the loss of loved ones, homes and property due to the forest fires in Canada and around the world. For those who are fighting fires and helping support communities at this time of crisis. For God’s earth, that it might be restored and renewed.
Tuesday: for God’s guidance and protection of our parish as we move into Fall and seek to be the church God has called us to be, using our gifts and serving the Lord, the world and each other, in Jesus’ name.
Wednesday: in thanksgiving for answered prayers, for healing, for safety, for renewed relationships.
Thursday: for Brian, Brendan and Scott
Friday: for Jason, Lisa, with Bryson, Doran and Garen