We continue in 8 days of prayer for Christian Unity, using resources graciously provided by
The Canadian Council of Churches.
Micah 6:6-8. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Mark 10:17-31. Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?
“Walking humbly” was challenging for the rich young man who asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. He had obeyed all the commandments from his youth, but he could not take the further step to join Jesus’ disciples because of his wealth; he was beholden to his possessions. How difficult it is for Christians to let go of that which we perceive as riches, but which keep us from the greater wealth of joining Jesus’s disciples in Christian unity.
Gracious and loving God,
Expand our vision that we might see the mission we share with all of our Christian brothers and sisters, to show forth the justice and loving kindness of your kingdom.
Help us to welcome our neighbours as your Son welcomed us.
Help us to be more generous as we witness to the grace that you freely give us.
Through Christ Our Lord.