Blessings on the day where most of the country is either under an Arctic blast or preparing for an Arctic blast. Not really fitting for where we are as a Parish but not really a stretch for the season – it just seems like we can’t quite get ahead of the clutches of winter. Yet, we continue to worship and gather in remembrance of our place in our community and in the job we have, and the joys we share with others. We are truly blessed at St. John’s to have the time and space to rest and reflect on God’s presence. We invite you to join us in our reflection.

In worship we considered what we think it means to be bathed in God’s light and sacrament. But not just to be bathed in, but to actively share God’s light and sacrament. Our scripture reminded us today that we need both space and independence to function in the way God calls us to function; but not at the expense of our community and our relationships with God and community. We are reminded that our completeness and the true measure of our faith is founded on being a reflector of God’s light so others (and us too) can see God’s active presence in the here and now.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11

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