Being part of a smaller faith community means that we must risk being known. This is actually quite healthy, but it can be unnerving until one gets accustomed to no longer being a stranger. When we come together to share our stories, our prayers, and our food, the Christ among us, the Christ who comes as host and as guest is tended to in a very special way. Ultimately, there is no other way to know Christ than as a friend. The Trinity is not some aloof threesome that resides way up in an ethereal heaven waiting for us to get our act together. Incarnation means that the Trinity is here, and God, our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer continually invites us to welcome this life and love. Yes, it is a mystery, and yes, we are all a part of it.
Come. Say yes to belonging.
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name, you are mine (Isaiah 43.1).
Rev. Sue Ann