“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself,” proclaimed your new Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (Mt 22:37, Mk 12:30, Lk 10:27).
It is, as he strongly encourages us, how we live into the Jesus movement. We are called to love God, love our neighbor, and love ourselves. “If it is not of love, it is not of God!!!”
As most know, Presiding Bishop Curry is a very charismatic preacher. Yet, he is not just a phenomenal orator, he has a significantly deep faith. Both of these attributes, I believe, are truly going to be a blessing for the Episcopal Church. In fact, over and over again he reminded us, “God is not done with us. And God is not done with the Episcopal Church!”
I could not agree more. Not only is God not done with us, nor is the Episcopal Church dead (trust me I can attest to that in ECMN), but God is calling us to the Jesus movement. To take the gifts that God has given us to engage in God’s mission, partnering with others to meet the needs in our neighborhoods near and far.
“This is not about Michael Curry. This is about Jesus!” Curry proclaimed. It is not about any of us. Rather it is through us, loving the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind, and our neighbor as ourself, that we become a part of the Jesus movement.
Buckle up friends – the Jesus movement with Presiding Bishop Curry is going to be quite a ride! Please keep him in your prayers.