The ground at the foot of the cross is level. We all stand in equal need of a Savior. These words ring in my ears as I read today’s selection from Romans. Paul basically tells his readers there is no birthright or adherence to a set of deeds that become law that save us. We all do things that separate us from the love of God. We all need a savior. The good news is that God’s saving hand of grace breaks into the world and each of our lives in Jesus. Paul begins to address the one way gift of God’s grace in the following verses and chapters.
Reflection: The Rev. Ollie Rencher Rector, Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN Board of Directors, The Gathering of Leaders The baptismal call to navigate this world and other human beings, our companion images of God, in the love, light, and hope of Jesus is no small charge. This daily invitation presents countless opportunities and lifechanging choices to move deeper into the way of Jesus and to make him known. Whenever we bless, rejoice, weep, serve, and seek both equity and peace with another, we faithfully are practicing Christian goodness. In all things and with God’s help, let us choose goodness in the name of Jesus.