We are in the season of Epiphany. This season – sandwiched in between the Christmas season and Lent – is one where we remember the early years of Jesus’ life and ministry. We celebrate his baptism and teaching and healing. We reflect on how his life showed us how to live, how he was love incarnate, how the light was in the world.
As Christians, we work to follow the example Jesus the Christ set for us. We work to be LOVE in action in the world. We work to be LIGHT in the darkness. Throughout the season of Epiphany this year, Pastor Becky’s sermons are focusing on social justice. As we explore different aspects of what it means to work for social justice (focusing on immigration, civil rights, women’s rights, poverty, and environment), we remember our call to be light and love not just within our community, but for the world.
Everywhere I go, I’m going to let it shine…
Here is an article to dig deeper into our United Methodist heritage and the call to work for justice: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/ask-the-umc-what-does-it-mean-to-resist-evil-injustice-and-oppression