Call to Worship: Looking in the Mirror

Here’s a responsive call to worship from Thom Shuman’s excellent Lectionary Liturgies blog. It was inspired by the suggested lectionary readings for Proper 23, Year B (Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31).

Call to Worship

We look in the mirror and what do we see?
We see people who try to be faithful,
even as questions and struggles challenge our faith.
We look in the mirror and how do we see?
We see with hearts which are open to God's love,
with lives which seek to trust when all the evidence
tells us not to be so foolish.
We look in the mirror and who do we see?
We see Jesus, the One who struggles with
the questions we raise, who models faithfulness
for all who would follow. 

~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.