Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Be a beam of light

Where are you looking for God? Isn't this the compelling question that stands at the beginning of every new year. Our world is busy seeking God as much as we are. But our world is seeking God in all the wrong places.

Our Sunday scriptures speak to us, "Arise, shine, for your light has come."

This makes it all the more imperative that the Epiphany News is that God is found in incarnation, in the humility of birth in a stable. The Epiphany which we celebrate remind us that light has come upon the "little ones" to share with the "learned," a light more brilliant than the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night, more brilliant than the "thousand points of light" shining in the darkness. And likewise, we are called to offer the light and message of illumination. We are to beam light, sprinkle salt, knead leaven into an otherwise hopeless world.

Pray for those who on our College Age Retreat at the Meribah Retreat House on January 4-5.

Christ be beside me;
Christ be before me;
Christ be behind me;
King of my heart.
Christ be within me;
Christ be below me;
Christ be above me;
Never to part.
Christ on my right hand
Christ on my left hand;
Christ all around me,
Shield in the strife.
Christ in my sleeping;
Christ in my sitting;
Christ in my rising,
Light of my life.