Daily Lectionary Readings for Year B
Wow. God is so good. God entrusts to us, flawed and imperfect people, grace that has the power to transform the world. We can choose to try to control and contain that grace so that life and all that lives around us seems manageable. Or, we can allow God's grace to shine, resounding far beyond our reach, echoing deep into the night. Perhaps to his amazement, Peter discovered that God's grace was big. Huge. Immense. Colossal. Prodigious. Vast. Towering. Extensive. Massive. Towering. Mountainous. God would not be limited. The Gospel would be the Good News for all the world. Jesus would welcome all into a life of discipleship and love. That's why you are reading this. That's why you are here. That's why we are a church. Because God's grace is that big. God is so good.
As a celebration of the ways the Light of Christ has been passed to us, and how we pass the light to others, I invite you to send me a video. Take a short video of you passing a candle from your right to your left. Then, take a photo or a video of you holding the candle. When you see this light on Christmas Eve, remember that God is Brobdingnagian (ok, I'll step away from the Thesaurus). Remember that you are loved and that all are included. Here is the video from Sunday that invites us to share the light.