February 13, 2017
Mystical Monday and the word for the day to describe Jesus - forgiver.
What an amazing thing that Jesus came as God incarnate on earth, to embody God’s love and grace for all. And because of that amazing act, there is forgiveness that comes to all of us through Jesus. Perhaps we do not think we need forgiveness, but when we realize we do, I have found forgiveness through Jesus to be a freeing, life-giving, second (third, fourth, etc) chance that restores hope and gives me joy beyond imagining.
That is why we begin worship on Sunday with confession and the words of the assurance of Jesus’ forgiveness. That is also why we celebrate Holy Communion each week, hearing the words from Jesus - the body of Christ given for you, the blood of Christ shed for you. And in that sacramental reminder, we also hear Jesus say, I love you and there is no need to be concerned about today or the future, for our relationship is secure.
What wonderful words - what amazing grace!