Benediction: Proper 21 C

Here’s a closing commission and benediction inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 21, Year C.  It was written by Nathan Nettleton

Commission & Benediction
(inspired by Luke 16:19-31 and 1 Timothy 6:6-19)

Go now and take hold of the life that really is life.
Shun the eagerness for money
but be rich in good works.
Pursue righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

And may God be your refuge and fortress;
May Christ Jesus free you from all that ensnares you;
And may the Holy Spirit provide you with everything
for godliness and contentment.

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

~ Copyright © 2001 Nathan Nettleton