Reflections
January 27, 2019, 4:00 PM

Epiphany Greetings 1-27-2019


The motto over our church door reads 20 C+ M+ B 19; that is, Christus Mansionem Benedicat 2019 / May Christ Bless this House, 2019.

In the Season of Epiphany, where the readings focus on Jesus' revealing who he is, we ask, "who is he for me?" Here is a quote that got my attention and raised questions for me. "The wise men cannot return to their own country by the same way they used to come to Bethlehem. While they cannot go the same route because of Herod, we cannot go the same way once we have met Christ. We emerge from our encounter with Christ as changed people. We cannot follow the same path as before. Like the wise men, we must seek out Christ, but we will always leave as transformed people." - Richard Meux Benson

Here are my questions, for me and for each of us: When/how do I encounter Christ? Where do I seek transformation? Where do I need to offer another way to someone else? These questions imply that we meet Christ again and again and as we grow we will always need transformation. What do you think? What a beautiful and wondrous gift we are given. May our lives and the life of our congregation shine forth with this gift into the world.

Marcia+