We are at work in a clinic in Uganda. We are medical personnel serving in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are in Haiti working to reverse the effects of deforestation. We are in Southern Minnesota working to improve water quality in the lakes and streams of our beautiful state. We are gathering in community centers in Northern Minnesota on White Earth Reservation and with the Red Lake Nation.
We are the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and we are engaging God’s mission here in this state and throughout the world. And in the process we are transforming lives – our own and others.
Where we have seen the hungry we are feeding them. Where we see the sick we are bringing care and compassion. Where we see those in any need we are bringing the hope we embrace as resurrection people.
This week, we take the most sacred journey of the triduum from Maundy Thursday through Easter morn. This week, we live that journey through death and resurrection that recreates us again and again as people of new life.
This new life is not to be coddled or held closely in our being. We are called, as we promise in our Baptismal Covenant, to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
This new hope, new life, transformation is all around us – it is happening in our neighborhoods and around the world as we engage God’s mission!