This past year, I attended the funeral of one of our sisters who had spent her life among the most vulnerable of our neighbors: people who were poor, people who were incarcerated, people who were physically and mentally challenged. As her understanding of kinship deepened, she formed deep and lasting relationships and became the fiercest of advocates for those outside the margins of power. Her loving care reached beyond the grave. Those who came to her funeral honored her final request to bring with them items of canned food to be donated to her beloved friends.
Jesus offers the same invitation and asks the same questions of each of us. How do we care for the most vulnerable among our neighbors? How might we give our lives over in loving service without expecting anything in return today?
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