“My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less …”
Luke 9: 2, 3: “And He sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to perform healing. And He said to them, ‘Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.’” As Jesus sends out His apostles to answer hope’s cry from His people, He makes sure the hope they foster is directed where it should be. If Peter shows up for a meeting in his Cadillac Escalade and the hand John lays on the sick is bearing more carats than Bugs Bunny, people will hope in the swag. But evangelization simply and properly focused will stir up hope in God, who cannot be reduced to or defined by either lack or abundance.