Sending Forth: Loving Enemies

Here’s a closing commission and brief benediction inspired by Matthew 5:43-48. It comes from the Community of Christ website.

Sending Words
(inspired by Matthew 5:43-48)

We have sung the songs of faith.
We have heard the challenges of scripture.
Let us go now,
continuing our sacred journey
in an attitude of service and grace.
Let us love our enemies
and pray for those who do us harm.
Let us care for those who are evil
as well as for those who are good,
knowing how to set boundaries.
And the presence of our God goes with us. Amen.

~ Posted on the Community of Christ website.