Jesus said the church is a city on a hill, and he was talking about the church. Part of being the church is doing good works for the sake of others. So spend time today, in prayer, in conversation with others, and in thought, and come up with one or more ways we as a community can be a city on a hill. Then share the results!
The Church is a spiritual community. It is not just something you attend, use, support or interact with, but something you become. Be the church by worshipping the Lord and serving humanity.
Listen to part 3 of Be the Church!, “Worship the Lord”:
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Here are the readings from “Serve Others”:
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
“Let your kingdom come,
let your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.”
Secrets of Heaven 1285:3
Mutual love, or charity, causes things, though varied, to be one, for it makes one out of varied things. If all people, no matter how many—even ten thousand times ten thousand—are governed by charity or mutual love, they have but one end in view, namely the common good, the Lord’s kingdom, and the Lord Himself. Variations in matters of doctrine and in forms of worship are like the variations that exist with the physical senses and with the inner parts of your body, which…all contribute to the perfection of the whole. Indeed the Lord flows in and works by way of charity, though in different ways according to the disposition of each individual. And in so doing he arranges every single person into a proper order, on earth as in heaven. In this way the Lord’s will is done, as he Himself teaches, “on earth as it is in heaven.”