From the Pastor’s Desk (01/08/2017)

Happy Little Christmas!  That’s what we used to call the Feast of the Epiphany.  In many places around the world this is the day when people share gifts reminiscent of the three Wise Men who brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Christ child.  Whether our tradition is to give gifts on Christmas Day or on the Feast of the Epiphany, the real point is that we need to let  people know how much they are appreciated and loved each day. We get so caught up in our own worlds and our own agendas.  The Christmas season forces us to look outward.  As we end the Christmas season tomorrow with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, do not let the spirit of Christmas evaporate from your hearts and lives.  Love, joy and peace need to be our agenda in the New Year as we seek to spread the light of Jesus that led those first visitors to the manger.