|Prof. Nadella leading in prayer during World Communion|
Sunday in Campbell Hall chapel.
Luke’s gospel was instrumental in my discipleship and calling from early one as I saw my horizons expanded and community constantly redefined. Indian society, and in some ways the American society too, is structured around exclusive identities. Luke’s Jesus challenges us to re-imagine ourselves and our sense of who our “neighbor” truly is. As Christians, we are to watch faithfully for a God who is on the move, transforming our view of God and the world in which we live, and embrace identities that are inclusive and liberative.
Columbia Theological Seminary is “educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God’s changing world.” We do not fully know how God will use us in the future or what that future will look like. We move from fences that are limiting and destructive to bridges which liberate, heal and expand our communal vision.
Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament
Let us pray
Jesus, we thank you for being faithful to your calling. We know that our society is fractured. Help us today to see you, ourselves and our neighbors with fresh eyes. May we live and grow courageously into the expanded community to which you have called us. Amen!