Luke’s gospel is sometimes referred to as the gospel of witnessing. Luke’s gospel is less about telling us what to believe, and more about showing us what it looks like to believe. From Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Mary, we learn what it looks like to be a witness, and what it feels like to share one’s witness from the get-go.
When we’re witnessing, we are seeing in a way that is God’s way of seeing. When we’re witnessing, we are speaking of God’s way of seeing by giving testimony and proclamation. When we’re testifying and proclaiming, we are helping others to be who they are – whom they are called to be – quite simply and wonderfully, the beloved of God.
This is our true vocation. We are called to sing these words – “You are beloved” – to each other. And we are called to do so amid the brokenness of this world.
This message is excerpted from “Our vocation” by Mihee Kim-Kort in the November/December 2021 Gather magazine. Today we commemorate the Ascension of Our Lord.
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