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Bishop Gafkjen’s August Newsletter

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story, because I know it’s true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else would do. (ELW #661)

It is crucial that I live in ways that reflect the storied self-giving love of Jesus. The ELCA tag line, “God’s Work; Our Hands,” is so true and important for us to lean into. But scripture and the witness of our forebears in faith also invite us to lean into something like “God’s Work. Our Voice.” After all, if I really do trust that the story of Jesus and his love is true and believe that this love satisfies my longings as nothing else would do, why would I not share this good news with others who might need it as desperately and find it as satisfying as I do?

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