January 26, 2021
Daily Lectionary Readings for Year B
When you read the Book of Acts, you quickly realize the risks and rewards of the first followers of Christ. They endured ridicule and punishment. They were threatened with torture and death. And still, they told the story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Gamaliel was right. If it wasn't from God, it would not survive. But if it is from God, it could never be overthrown. I imagine this morning the Apostles talking together the day after nearly being killed by a mob. What do we do next? Do we run and hide? They decided to stay and share, celebrating the life that comes through Christ.
We are in the midst of a global pandemic. This is yet another opportunity to praise God and to shine the light of the living Christ into the world. We can choose not to run and hide, but to stay and share.
I have attached the Wesley Park Newsletter. It was supposed to be sent out earlier this month but the Bulk Mailing didn't work as planned. I apologize for that, but I hope that you will read it and share it. In the midst of suffering, what do we do? We hold onto our faith. We cook some warm meals. We find room to laugh. We make a Pandemic Recipe book. We record a Variety Show. I hope you can embrace these invitations as we seek the strength to make our way through this storm.
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REv. Dean N. Prentiss
I am blessed to be the Pastor at Wesley Park UMC. Find Daily Lectionary Readings Here.