In Romans 12:2, Paul stresses to us that we can be transformed and that from that transformation, we can do good in our church, society, and world. The will of God most certainly means that we are called as people of faith to take care of one another and to live in peace with one another.
The transformation Paul mentions is a powerful idea. Through our giving, we have the capacity not only to change as individuals but to bring about great change around us. And when we accept our responsibility to do good in society, we find that we have a multitude of options for where, how, and with what resources this renewal can take place.
We all make decisions, large and small, about how and where to direct our financial resources. As women, we have particular motivations that stand behind these decisions. We ask ourselves: What matters to me? How can I make a difference?
This message was adapted from the “Grace-Full Living“ resource available in English and Spanish from the Women of the ELCA website. Please pray that the voting members of the Tenth Triennial Convention, which ends today, make good and right decisions. Also pray for those traveling to the triennial gathering, which begins today in Minneapolis.