Author: Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum
Reflection: v. 17, ‘join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us’
There are several people at Mercy who we affectionately refer to as our community’s prophets. They have earned this title because of the truth-filled wisdom they impart in sharing their stories and insight in our discussion-based Bible studies. None of them have been to seminary or been ordained. But their honest leadership and the way they share their stories of everything from homelessness and hardship to their journeys through recovery and wellness inspire. The stories of their experiences and insight make you want to imitate their kind of faithfulness. They set an example for all of us who strive to be well and who work to be better at loving ourselves and our neighbors. Living a good and faithful life is not about always getting it right or always being right. It isn’t about success. It isn’t about having good credentials. It isn’t about burying our short-comings and hiding our addictions. Let us be more honest with ourselves. Let us be more honest about ourselves. Join me in imitating these honest prophets of our community who bravely show us a way to seek truth and wellness together.
Prayer Guide us in the wise ways of your prophets, O Lord, from the days of old and from now.