If we believe that we are a part of the same family of faith and the same story of faith as the prophets of old and Elijah and John the Baptist and Jesus and the disciples, then we have a call to do the same deeds that they were doing and share the same words that they were speaking. And while Jesus’ death and resurrection certainly remind us that there is nothing we need to do or say to earn God’s love and grace as they are a free gift to us from our Savior who was willing to give his life for us, we have an opportunity to respond in thanksgiving in our deeds and words so that others can not only become a part of the family of faith but also know the story of faith.

Mark 6:14-29

The Words and Deeds of the Family and Story of Faith