We must oppose wickedness and injustice

The people of God – indeed, each individual disciple – must be on mission with God in every community’s streets and neighborhoods. In those places, as in our own hearts, opposing wickedness and injustice is integral to our mission – for every expression of evil cries out that we are enemies of God, lost without Christ and headed for eternal destruction.

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I’ll drink the cup the Father has given me

Jesus said to Peter, “The Father has given me this cup. Shall I not drink it?” (John 18:11b)

It’s altogether too easy to be overwhelmed by our troubles. I have to put myself in a Psalm 23 state of mind: My cup, in fact, runs over. When I am troubled, I need to count my blessings. Add up all my problems, they don’t begin to compare with what Jesus faced in Gethsemane. Whatever our trials, let’s drink the cup the Father has given us.

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