The Ministry of Presence

The Ministry of Presence

Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Today’s scripture readings portray the infamous departing messages of Jesus and the Apostle Paul. One of the central themes of these texts is while Jesus and Paul may have been leaving, they’re not really saying goodbye. They may be departing from view but they’re definitely not departing from the lives of those whom they loved and whom knew them best …