It is the kindness of God, who, out of love for us, does not wish us to continue with self-destructive or self-limiting behavior, but to open ourselves up to the more abundant life that Jesus came to bring. We often think of conversion as being a change from a life of sin to a life of virtue: more often it is a matter of being called forth from our harmless comfort zone to take a less-traveled road into strange and unfamiliar territory. —Michael Casey, The Road to Eternal Life
Loving God, you look down on a world that is hungry and thirsty for life. May all who gather around your table tomorrow find the food that is food indeed and the drink that is drink indeed, and be nourished for life on earth and for eternal life with you in heaven. We ask this through Jesus Christ, your only Son, our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.