Karl Barth stated that the Church exists “to set up in the world a new sign which is radically dissimilar to [the world’s] own manner and which contradicts it in a way which is full of promise.”
Jesus came to establish a new community and that new community is us - people who celebrate our new identity in Christ and work it out in the midst of people who are different but share one thing in common. We are called to live out our lives, in this community, before the eyes of a watching world. This is no easy task, but it is what Christ calls us to. Jesus said, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12-13
This Saturday, 22 June you are invited to celebrate World Refugee Day at St. Andrew's Church at 6:00PM. Join us as we gather with other churches in Hong Kong to pray and remember the millions of refugees around the world, those in Hong Kong and in our Church.
Hope to see you there.