There are all sorts of things that can make us look impressively Christian, but the only thing that matters is to deeply know Christ and to enter with him into the experience of his suffering and resurrection.
Empowered by resurrection joy, we are sent to continue the mission of Christ.
God’s love unconditionally seeks all people.
God uses the experiences of our lives to confront us with our own imperfections and, once so confronted, we are responsible for our growth and change in that area.
Our lives give glory to God, through our stories and experiences.
God calls and equips us to carry on the mission of Jesus regardless of the response.
God affirms fullness of life over religion.
In baptism, the Holy Spirit is ordaining us for mission.
God will entrust us with more when we have proved trustworthy with what we have been given.
God’s grace is extravagant and should inspire celebration (but often inspires grudging).
Jesus helps us to identify the oppressed and brokenhearted and to see how we can become agents of renewal and restoration.
God is passionately in love with us and longing to give us every good thing if we will respond to his love.
Jesus shows us the link between personal conversion and social action and transformation.
There is an illuminating contrast between the response of the pagan magi and the response of the biblical scholars, and between the kingship of Jesus and the kingship of Herod.
Christ has identified himself with the poor and needy and we will be judged on how we respond to his need.