Proper 28 – Year B 2018: Rule of Life

Job 23:1-9,16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

The Rule of Life indicates the kind of people in community we aspire to be, and outlines the ministry and mission which is important to us. It provides a unifying structure that integrates different aspects of what we do as a community of believers, holding elements of faith and practice together in a coherent pattern. We can use it to evalutate our growth in faith and grace as it sets out five essential practices:

  • Radical Hospitality
  • Passionate Worship
  • Intentional Faith Development
  • Risk-taking Mission and Ministry
  • Extravagant Generosity

The Rule of Life is aspirational in that it sets a standard of living to strive toward as we imitate the example given to us in the Life of Christ.