Reflection: The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Texas, TX Identity issues seem to influence our public politics and personal relationships. An Israelite or a Gentile? A progressive or a conversative? Watch Fox News, CNN or MSNBC? Children of the flesh of Abraham or children of the promise? There are so many ways to put ourselves into an identity box. Yet in our baptism, we all become children of the promise. If your only identity comes from baptismal adoption into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, how does that influence your public politics and personal relationships?
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.