Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture texts for Proper 20, Year C, especially Luke 16:1-13. It was written by Nathan Nettleton.
Commission & BenedictionGo now
and continue to offer prayers and thanksgiving for everyone.
Be shrewd in dealing with the world around you
but do not be seduced into serving wealth.
Weep for those who suffer
and share faith and truth with all.
And may God welcome you with love;
May Christ Jesus give you knowledge of the truth;
And may the Holy Spirit lead you into all godliness and dignity.
We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
...In the name of Christ. Amen.
~ Copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net