Announcement and Invitation

Text Gospel AnnouncementThe good news about God is both an announcement and an invitation.

It is the announcement that all of humanity is included in God’s life. To be more specific, it is the announcement that the Father has adopted us as her children through Christ, in the Spirit.

The implication of this announcement is an invitation: an invitation to believe that this is true and to begin to live differently because we now see God, ourselves, our fellow human beings, and the whole creation differently.

When we share this good news with others, it is important to get the order right: first an announcement and then an invitation.

~ Jonathan Stepp

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