Commission and Benediction: Proper 17 C

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 17C (especially Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16).  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Sending for Proper 17C

It’s time to go.
Time to re-engage with the secular world.

Time to put the faith into deeds .
Time to practice uncalculating love.

Time to meet the Christ who waits for you.
Time to share his boundless hope.

You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

With the blessing of God, in your mind and heart, let
            each morning be a joy to you,
            each path be a joy to you,
            each neighbour be a joy to you.
Now and always..

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.