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Wednesday 25 July
Gospel servant

Read Colossians 1:21–23
‘… I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.’ (part of verse 23)

I can still recall all the speeches from a number of people alongside my ordination vows in 1980. The one that sticks out and still haunts me is ‘servant of the gospel’. In retrospect, after years of theological formation I was clueless about the full demands of the gospel of the Jesus way. Yes, I was young, full of passion and wanted to change everything wrong around me. I have lost count, though, of the number of times I have stumbled to catch a glimpse of what it really means to be a servant of this ‘good news’ of Jesus.

It is exciting though – to be ‘a servant of this gospel’ of chanting down all that robs life of fullness. Empire then and now casts a long shadow. So it is imperative that the community of faith remain faithful and resolute to the hope of the gospel. No one group has more access than the other to God’s love. So restrictions cannot be placed on that love.

.Our writer makes it clear: the way of Christ as God’s wisdom and word is about a loving relationship which will bear the fruits of love. It is not about a system of obligation, rules and regulations. All of creation has heard the gospel, all of creation recognises the Redeemer. It is only us humans who have a hard time seeing what is before our faces.

  Gracious God, give us this day a calm assurance that your will for us is larger than we dare to imagine. Still our minds and hearts in your love and drape your grace around us. And deepen our trust to long for what can only come in the fullness of time. Amen