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Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Do you see Him tell them to convert a bunch of folks to your denomination and your political party? Does He tell them to lead a bunch of folks in a specific prayer? No. He says MAKE DISCIPLES. That's an ongoing process. That's just sharing life with folks as WE strive to be more like Jesus. But doing it with intention is what He mandates.
Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.My heart beat faster, and I spontaneously rose to my feet with 15,000 others as his name was announced over the Tacoma Dome speakers. It seemed as if we were all immediately aware that we were in the presence of greatness as the Archbishop slowly made his way to the center podium. He quickly lifted his arms in an attempt to quiet the crowd and stall the goosebumps that had developed down my spine. And there he was. This Nobel Laureate and international social activist, with his soft expression and gentle but expressive voice, seemingly invited us to sit at his feet while he told us his words of wisdom for this life. Like a grandfather to his grandchildren, he began speaking to us of his great God, Who is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and Creator of all things. He went on to speak of God's design throughout the ages to "partner" with His human creations to do His work. He spoke of Moses, the Israelites, Mary, the boy with the fish and loaves, and Jesus, recounting with each one how that conversation between them and God might have gone. It was quite endearing and even comical when he changed his voice to match the characters, just like a good story-telling grandfather would do.
Isaiah 41:10 (New International Version, ©2010)
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.