Shoeless Sunday

Today, I went to church shoeless. Our family attends Imago Dei Community in Portland, Oregon and this Sunday Josh Butler (our Pastor of Local & Global Outreach) was preaching from John 20:19-23. In this passage Jesus appears to his disciples for the first time as they huddle in a locked room. He speaks peace to them, and then sends them out—just as the Father sent him. A timely reminder for me that Jesus sends each of us out on sacrificial mission still today, and that Christ’s sacrifice empowers us to sacrifice on behalf of others—from right where we are.