Call to Worship [Based on Mark 12:28-34]

This place is not far
from the kingdom of Heaven;
Together we come closer to loving God
with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds, all our selves;
Together we come closer to loving people –
one another, and even ourselves –
as God loves people, made in God’s own image;

Come closer to what is good!
Let us not be far from the kingdom of Heaven!
Let us worship God!

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When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”

Mark 12:34

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Image: “Der alte Friedhofsturm in Nuenen,” Vincent Van Gogh, 1884, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain