We are called to pour out ourselves

for the lost and forgotten,

the broken and the marred.

That is what Christ did for us.

Although it is not something

we accomplish by our own strength,

he graciously enables us

through his Spirit

to take part in the redemption

of all creation.

We live in the already-but-not-yet,

but God’s Kingdom is coming,

and the Body of Christ is the vessel

that will usher in a new era.

Our actions become prophetic utterance,

reflecting, enacting, anticipating the second, final

coming of our Lord

to rule the world.