God is in our world, in the people we meet every day. Daily we are given chances to uplift and support people or to grind them down further. Sometimes these are people we know. Sometimes they are not. Sometimes they are right next door. Sometimes they are far away.
I know that when a particular news item or event tugs at my heart, it means I am being urged to pray for and about the people involved. I know that when an act of injustice angers me, it is God’s own anger at the abuse of God’s own beloved creation. I invite you to notice what provokes or inspires you. It just might be God’s nudge toward an opportunity for you to advocate.
Today is Holy Trinity, the first Sunday after Pentecost. The readings today are Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17. This message is adapted from “Faith reflections: Faith meets action” written by Susan Schneider that first appeared in the June 2012 issue of Café magazine.