Lovers of God,
We are two weeks into the New Year. This Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which has been a Federal Holiday since 1986. It will also be the 11th Annual MLK, Jr. Multifaith Day of Service. It is an opportunity to work side by side with other faith communities to benefit our local communities. What a wonderful way to honor Rev. Dr. King, who wrote these words in his 1967 book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?:
“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to humankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love.”
I am grateful for the loving community of Island United, an island of respite in the chaos of life. I look forward to being with you in person or on Zoom this Sunday at 10 am as we look at Isaiah 49:1-7, the second of Isaiah’s four “Servant Songs”.
Rev. Michael Cronin
P.S. If you have not picked your Epiphany Star Words for 2023, check out the “Get My Star Word” link that Brent lovingly created on our site https://iucfc.org/advent-2022/.