Jesus Christ is always affirming, renewing, redeeming, and restoring us. Instead of guilt, Jesus offers us forgiveness; instead of hunger, food; instead of loneliness, his caring presence; instead of death, life; instead of alienation, adoption and belonging. Jesus takes our need and reaches through it to restore us.
Like the disciples, we are called to participate in his miracles; To reach out in Christ name, in his love and with his power to those in any need. To give witness to the power of God in Christ and to bring hope into lives that have been left abandoned or broken. We are called to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give rest to the weary, bring good news to those held captive.