Click HERE to read a reflection on “Walking the Way” offered by The Reverend Laurel Johnston, who is the former Executive Director of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship. She provides a thoughtful setting for our reflection on “How do you experience giving as worshipful?”
John said that Jesus must become greater and greater, and John must become less and less. John’s job was not to be the focus, but to bring focus to Jesus. John needed to give up control, and hand over the focus of delivering this new message to Jesus. John needed to submit himself under the authority of Jesus.
Last week I suggested that we take over the meaning of Christmas lights, regardless of their source: from the nose of a reindeer, or on a sleigh, or maybe from a star on a manger scene. We agreed to think: ‘The light of Christ: Thanks be to God’. I have another symbol for us to take over, from a street sign…
Yesterday I needed a small floor mat to place in our kitchen, so I went shopping to find one. Walking into the store was instant sensory overload: blinking Christmas lights, red ceramic Christmas trees and satin bells, and statues of Santa, snowmen, elves, and reindeer. The store was sparkling and musical and happy, and without a sign of Christ in what was being prepared for.
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