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Let there be light . . .
at the end of the tunnel.

In this season of Epiphany we focus our attention on the revelation of new insights. In our sacred story we hear of a
certain celestial star that prompted a quest for something better. It was thestar that led the way to the birth of anew leader, but perhaps not the leaderthat was expected. It was, however, the light at the end of a long dark tunnel that promised hope for a weary world.

I have to say that hope for a weary world sounds pretty good right about now. We have learned a lot
about caring for each other over the last couple of years and yet it still feels as though we continueto take two steps forward and one step back. So how do we make our way toward something better?

Last Sunday I invited us to take out our journals and write about what we are thankful for from the past year. The idea is that when we begin with gratitude we might see something we hadnt seen before. We might be able to let go of some things and build on others. We might even be able to create the space to imagine our way to something better for ourselves and for our community.

As we begin this new year, perhaps we can take this on as an epiphany challenge. Give thanks for what has been. Create the space to imagine something new. Step out of the shadows and into the light of a new beginning. In the words of Frances Wheeler Davis (1968), Let there be light, let there be understanding.

Peace and Joy,