May the God of peace,
who brought back the great shepherd of the sheep,
our Lord Jesus,
from the dead by the blood of the eternal covenant,
equip you with every good thing to do his will,
by developing in us what pleases him through Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory forever and always. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21, CEB)
This is a wonderful blessing or benediction. You may recognize the words if you have been in worship before. It is used as a sending blessing.
It is perfect for sending people into the world.
It asks for those who hear it to be equipped by God to share God’s good will and to do acts of justice and hope for all the community.
Because sharing love and loving those around us pleases God.
Loving People. Loving God.