Hebrews 12: 1-3 Often we forget that we are part of the entire Body of Christ; perhaps we see ourselves through denominational lenses or other titles we might use to define who we are. God sees His people as one. Scripture reminds us we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses cheering us on. We must not become entangled in things or issues that hinder us. When we focus on the cost at which we were bought, our actions should reflect not our own ambitions and desires but those of Christ. God of our Fathers and Mothers, reveal your will and desires for your people; conform our minds to yours. May we reflect you.