'He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord's year of favour' ~John 2:8-9
It is sometimes hard to change assumptions already made by other people. What we do each day is important but it isn't the only factor in deciding who I am. Much more important is who we are inside and what values are special and important to us. Jesus clearly set out his agenda which was so different, refreshing, inspiring and challenging. His starting point was those who were ignored and pushed to one side. He wanted everyone on equal standing. For him everyone had some important contribution to make. While others condemned and ignored, Jesus cherished, nurtured and embraced everything about that person. The same invitation to celebrate everything good, life giving and positive about you and me is freely extended. The invitation is not next year or next month or next week but today!