Benediction: 1 Thessalonians 3

Here’s a benediction inspired by Eugene Peterson’s The Message.

(based on 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13)

As you leave this place,
may God lavish love on you
so that it fills your lives and overflows to everyone around you.
May you be infused with strength and purity,
and filled with confidence in the presence of God our Father
when Jesus returns again.
Go in peace and joy!