October 21, 2020
Benediction for Luke 17:11-19
You did not make yourself,
nor is it by your strength alone
that you have been made complete.
God has come to you,
Christ has spoken his word to you,
and the Spirit has renewed you.
So go forth in gratitude to God
for the divine gifts set before you,
for the wholeness found in God’s word,
and for the community that surrounds you.
And go forth in the grandeur of God’s creation:
You are part of a universe
far beyond your imagining;
you are at one with people you don’t yet know;
and you are yourself
a being whose depths of meaning
you have only begun to plumb.
Go forth in God—
Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit. Amen.