Because he came to bring good news to the poor;
Let us be bearers of the Good News.
Because he came to proclaim release to the captives;
Let us break the chains of injustice.
Because he came to give vision to those who could not see;
Let us see the world through the lens of compassion and mercy.
Because he came to let the oppressed go free;
Let us overcome systems of intolerance and inequality.
Because he came to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor;
Let us sing the praises of Christ our Lord!
The Rev. Becky Walker serves as Minister of Adult Education at First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas.