by Samantha Gonzalez-Block
“Jesus’ commission is not a passive one,
but an active calling for the eleven then, and each of us now.
Therefore go and love your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind.
Therefore go and love your neighbor as yourself.
Therefore go and speak truth to power.
Teach and lead by example. Listen and learn with compassion.
Dare to be as vulnerable, foolish and faithful as you can.
Extend the sort of radical, inclusive love and hope that the world hungers for.
Therefore go and embody the good news – for all people to taste and see.”