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An Invitation to Follow Jesus

Love God
  With all your heart
  With all your understanding
  With all your strength
  With all your soul
Love your neighbor as yourself
Love your enemies
Pray for those who mistreat you
Bless those who curse you
Do good to those who hate you
Do not condemn
Do not judge
Forgive freely
Treat others as you would have them treat you
Hunger and thirst for justice
Be a peacemaker
Be gentle but strong
Be pure in heart
Be salt
Be leaven
Be light
Be compassionate
Be a servant to all
Feed the hungry
Satisfy the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Care for the sick
Visit the imprisoned
Welcome the immigrant
Give to everyone who asks
Deny your self
  Your self-interest
  Your self-concern
  Your self-centeredness
  Your selfishness
Do not worry about
  Tomorrow
  Your life
  What you will eat
  What you will drink
  What you will wear
Take nothing for your journey
  No bread
  No bag
  No money
Seek God’s kingdom of peace and justice
  God’s reign of compassion and love
  God’s movement of radical change
  God’s vision of a transformed world
Seek and you will find it
Knock and it will be opened to you
God’s kingdom
  Is within you
  Is among you
  Is all around you
Be transformed –
  For God’s kingdom is at hand
  For God’s kingdom is confronting you
  For God’s kingdom is awaiting you
  For God’s kingdom is calling you
Come
Take up your cross
Follow me
Categories: Uncategorized. Tags: Jesus, reign of God, and teachings. Topics: Jesus Studies. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus and Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: All Seasons. Ages: All Ages.

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