That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
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I am spending some much overdue time rearranging how I order my time because in my heart of hearts I want to get into bed at night and be able to say with integrity that I "went about doing good." To say that I had any hand in healing would be a stretch. But to do good....yeah, I know what that looks like. Like Apostle Paul, I know the good thing to do and don't always do it. I read somewhere that courage is saying "I will try again tomorrow." Following Jesus is an active adventure in which we are called to be courageous, to participate not just to spectate as Christ does good. Even in the face of my inability to be consistently faithful, I am compelled by grace every new day to try again. May it be said of all of us one day that we "went about doing good" because God was with us.
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Holy God, thank you for your relentless love. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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