My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations. (Psalm 22:25-28)

As our society faces such things as the tragedies in Orlando and this current election cycle, it feels like the world is spinning out of control. The more we try to push God to the sidelines of public life and our own private lives, the more we see chaos and disfunction. Evil is becoming good and good is becoming evil.

In the midst of all the turmoil and instability we see in the world today, our scripture challenges us as the Church to be the sanctuary of God’s love to our communities. We praise Him by assembling together on Sundays and other days throughout the week, by feeding and clothing the poor, by committing our lives to Christ and following through on that commitment, by worshiping with our families, and by making the joy of the Lord so evident in our lives that the world desires that same peace.

In all that we do, may the world see His Good News . . . not just the bad news of the world!

Remember, “Greater is He who is in us, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)