You know what disciples of Jesus are called to do: feed the hungry, give something to drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, give clothes to the naked, care for the sick, visit those in prison. (See Matthew 25 for the full details.) These are the ways we proclaim the good news of God in Christ, serving all people, following the example of Jesus, striving for justice and peace in all corners of the earth. These are visible signs of God’s presence among us.
We are called to do these things always, but especially during Advent we put a focus on them. Advent begins a week from Sunday, on the 30th.
Share your #AdventAction by posting photos and stories to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or your social media of choice, tagging @WomenoftheELCA and using the #AdventAction hashtag. We’ve created a tagboard where we’ll collect up all the photos and stories, a visual representation of love in action in this season of preparation.
This is adapted from “Preparing to prepare,” a blog post written by Linda Post Bushkofsky, that was published yesterday on the Women of the ELCA blog.