Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

1 John 2:8

To say that the past year has been difficult is an understatement. Between the global pandemic and the racial and political unrest in the US, we seem like a people divided, trying to navigate uncharted territory. I’m tired… tired of people getting sick, tired of people dying, tired of being so isolated from friends and family. Sometimes it feels like the darkness is overwhelming and I am alone. In fact, though, the true light is already shining. Like the warmth of an early summer breeze, we need to open the doors to our hearts and minds and open the shades that keep us hidden and blind of the light that we so desperately need.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled. Longing for hope, many despair. Your word alone, has power to save us. Make us your living voice. Christ be our light! Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness. Christ be our light. Shine in your Church, gathered today. Amen.

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