In worship we built on the foundation laid last week about the days (of the Lord) coming. Malachi, the messenger, helped us remember there are messengers in our midst – sometimes we are the messenger for others – and that we need to be refined by God to share the message of hope. Yet the world of Christians is not wholly focused on the future, Paul reminds us that the present is founded by God and the future is where the promise is realized. Our readings and worship today remind us that our ongoing conversation is between the life and God’s presence now – with an eye on the future.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Canticle 16; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

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