New Creation

Pillars of Creation
The Eagle Nebula (“Pillars of Creation”) Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) [words added]

2 Corinthians 5:17 17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! (CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

We have been inspired
                     motivated
                     
animated
                     
galvanized
     
by the life and teachings
     
by the compassion and grace
     
by the faithfulness and zeal
             
of Yeshua

His love of life
     
passion for God
     
pursuit of reconciliation
             
encourage and hearten us

He was willing to face death
     
so as not to compromise
            
how he lived and
            
what he taught.
His life, teachings, ministry, and death
     
inspire and embolden us
           
to live in a like manner
Big Bang + 13.7 billion years
     
= me, created from stardust
following in the Way of Yeshua
     
= me, created anew
            
a gift, in the name of God (perhaps)
                  
an insistence
                  
a calling
                        
to turn the relational priorities
                        
of empire and institutionalization
                              
upside-down and inside-out
     
to demonstrate a preferential option for the poor
     
to be in solidarity with the least, last, lost, and left out
     
to empower widows, orphans, and the strangers in our midst

When we live in such a manner
     
in response to the insistence of God (perhaps)
     
we become
            
emissaries and advocates for
                  
the Way of Yeshua
            
insurrectionists for
                  
the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice
            
spokespersons who
                  
make God manifest in the world
            
agents of reconciliation
                  
binding up the wounds of the world

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