Today's readings [display_podcast]
Life is the gift of God who desires the best for all his creatures. Sin and death no longer have the last word, because nothing is more powerful than God and his love for us. Therefore, we are all a covenant to the world, a covenant that death and sin are temporary disturbances and that the real gift is life everlasting in the kingdom of God. We are sent forth to be food for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, and deliverance to those imprisoned by anything that keeps them from God. Our covenant God is gracious and merciful and near to all of us who call upon him in truth.