The gospel calls us to make the radical choice for love – every day, with every person we meet, in every interaction. That’s not easy, especially when the world is harsh and people seem awfully hard to love. That’s why we need the church, and each other, to help us live wisely, and faithfully, and joyfully, and generously… choosing love every time.
In September, the book of James will help us think about putting our faith in action in this complicated world of ours, that we might be “doers of the word, and not just hearers.” In October, the gospel of Mark suggests that the kingdom of God really turns things upside down – when we’re faced with the good news, it’s hard to tell which way is up. November is the season of giving thanks, and the ancient words of scripture will guide us in expressing our gratitude – which is really just another way of choosing love.