Reaching out in love

The Way of Love has a wide embrace.

The cross in perspective

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, 101

This prayer for mission from the Office of Morning Prayer beautifully proclaims a truth we (as Christ-followers in the Anglican tradition) hold dear: Christ did stretch out his arms of love on the hard wood of the cross so that the whole world might know the embrace of God’s love. We boldly ask God for the same Spirit, the same grace. May it be so. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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