A call to action
Luke 4: 18-21
‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’
“Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.”
Good news to the poor, that’s what you proclaim Lord Jesus
You proclaim it and I sense a call to action.
“The Word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood” (the Message)
To feed, to clothe, to shelter…
To love, to respect, to honour…
The hungry, the naked, the homeless…
In the neighbourhood and in the world…
This is your Church, these are your people, we are your servants…
“Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.”
by Rev Elizabeth Clelland