What undergirds that courage is LOVE – love that we give and the love that we receive. Love is courageous. Once I heard that the opposite of love is not hatred, or indifference. It is fear. Do not be fearful. Know God’s love born anew in the Spirit of Christ in our midst, and go with courage into the future that opens before us.
Beloveds, we have shared a full and wonderful year together. You have touched me deeply with your love, support, and good humor, and I am very, very grateful. I pray for you all and hope this season has been, and will be, full of blessing for you, your friends and families. Let us anticipate and expect together the world of hope and justice that Jesus brings.
Peace and grace to you in the New Year — Pastor Carol