We have come through the end of another church year, and this Sunday is celebrated as “The Reign of Christ the King”. We celebrate with thanksgiving and are called to a loyalty that transcends every earthly claim on the human heart, moving from ordinary time into a new year that begins with Advent, waiting. Waiting for Emmanuel, “God with Us”.
This Sunday also recognizes the Annual Trans Day of Remembrance. Not unlike Jesus, our transgender siblings are not understood in the world as we know it and are subjected to modern day crucifixions. As we remember the beautiful beings taken from us by violence, we also celebrate their lives, give thanks for their existence, and commit to solidarity and a love for all of God’s children.
I give thanks for each of you.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10 am, in person or on Zoom.
Rev. Michael Cronin