'17 is off and running- are you ready for all that God has in store for us?
This past weekend we looked at Mary as both model and witness; a model of looking to God and her attitude of pointing to Jesus. In her posture of quiet reflection, Mary is moved by prayer and through prayer to blessing. The last words spoken to Mary in Scipture are, "do whatever he tells you" and thus points to her son, Jesus. And it is Jesus who invites, once again, to follow him. How are you and I called to journey with Mary to meet Jesus?
This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, which is simply the "manifestation" of Jesus to the world. As the Magi brought their gifts to the new born king, let us consider what gifts we might offer Jesus, this year. How is the Lord inviting me to become more engaged in my faith community through service to the church? This time of year is filled with all sorts of resolutions; we want to and have this great desire to be better people. Let our resolutions start with our faith life and our relationship with God and Jesus.
God's richest blessings today and throughout the new year!