I am the LORD and there is no other, there is no God besides me. It is I who arm you, though you know me not, so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun people may know that there is none besides me. I am the LORD, there is no other.
The Book of Genesis tells us that we are made in the image and likeness of God. Herein likes our sacred dignity and capacity for sharing God’s love and eternal life. As we come to glorify God as the center of our lives, we gain an ever greater appreciation for the beauty of all life created in His image. Hopefully, this appreciation leads us to mission and to give of ourselves in a way that lifts up the poor and vulnerable. Today is World Mission Sunday, and so we pray for our missions and missionaries both here and abroad. But we also realize that the mission is all around us. We don’t need to leave the country to serve Christ. We are surrounded each day by people who don’t know Jesus or who have lapsed from the practice of their faith. May God guide us to be hometown missionaries! – Fr. Gordon