Come, your inheritance is now. Inheritance doesn’t come to you after you die, but rather is a gift of love when someone who cares for you dies. God is not dead, but sometimes we act that way. Today, we are reminded that we hold the inheritance of Christ to live a purposeful life.
Come and inherit all that God has planned for us from the first day of the world. God’s hope for our lives is ours to claim; here and now we receive the invitation to share in God’s living hope for the world.
Today’s reading is a promise, not a threat. In Christ, we are called to live meaningful, thoughtful and kind lives-that is our inheritance, a purpose in our lives.
God’s hope offers us the deeply planted gift of grace to live out with all whom we encounter: with those who are doing fine, we offer thanksgiving and an invitation to share; with those who are hurting, we offer God’s peace in the moment of pain.
We, too, receive the invitation to claim and live out our inheritance, our opportunities and all that is possible through us.
God of grace and purpose, thank you for your gifts of grace and purpose. Guide us to respond to the needs of your creation and to receive your gift of grace-filled purpose in our lives. Amen. — SP