The Christian is called to serve the world in the name of Christ. That being true, then each person we encounter is owed encouragement, joy, and comfort. Some act of love, some touch of grace should be seen coming from us. Every word we speak, and every deed we do, touches, influences, and says to others who Christ is. To act in Christ’s name is to do as he would have us to — be Christ-like.
“Called as partner’s in Christ’s service
Called to ministries of grace,
We respond with deep commitment
Fresh new lines of faith to trace.
May we learn the art of sharing,
Side by side, and friend with friend,
Equal partners in our caring
To fulfill God’s chosen end.
—Jane Parker Huber, 1981