Benediction: Proper 14 C

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 14C, especially Luke 12:32-40 and Isaiah 1:10-20.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Commission & Benediction

Go now like those prepared for the Lord to return.
Cease to do evil, learn to do good;
seek justice, rescue the oppressed.
Give freely to those in need
and let your treasure be in the things of heaven

And may God not be ashamed to be called your God;
May Christ Jesus find you attentive and well prepared;
And may the Holy Spirit give you the assurance
...of all that has been promised to you.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.

~ Copyright ©2001 Nathan Nettleton