Invitation to a full life

Most of us don’t want to change and will only do so, when the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear said “We get up in the morning we trudge through the day, with no sense of purpose or ambition, and then we die.” Instinctively most of us feel we are living lives well below our God-given potential and therefore people are seeking answers to their pain of a purposeless life. Change is threatening for the comfortable, change is frightening for the timid, for the confident change is opportunity. Inviting people to change is at heart of the Christian message. Jesus said the prophecy is fulfilled today after reading the following in the Nazareth synagogue “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.” We offer an invitation to change because most of us are blind to our captivity and oppression. Jesus offers an invitation to a full life.