Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
If you were with us last Sunday you’ll remember the point was made that the call of the Great Commission is to DO the Great Commandment (Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself). Instead of encouraging everyone to figure out what that means to for them, which is my typical MO, I challenged those in attendance to love their neighbor by doing one of two things:
• With the “who is my neighbor?” question in mind, write down the name of the neighbor you struggle with the most, go to that neighbor and begin the work of mending your relationship.
•If money is a god that gets in the way of worshiping God alone, take out your checkbook and write out a sizable donation (and you will need to figure out how much that would be for you) to one of two organizations (bring your check by or drop it in the offering plate next week and we will send them along to the right place):
o Manna Market, a local “food recovery ministry specializing in the rapid distribution of perishable foods that must be used quickly.” sonlightnaz.org/mannamarket.html
o ELCA Malaria Campaign, an initiative active in 13 African countries that “provides mosquito nets, education, testing, medication and more to help eliminate deaths from malaria.” elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/ELCA-Malaria-Campaign
When we gather for worship next Sunday we’ll ask, “How’d you do?”