For those who may be new to our fellowship, let me explain. Each year at the Winter Solstice we have a ritual in the service of each person picking an inspiration word to guide them through the year. The president of the congregation picks a word for the fellowship. This past Winter Solstice Leona Wolf chose “Light.”
Now, we couldn’t have known that in a few short months we would in a pandemic. We couldn’t have known the hardest of times that were coming. So we rejoiced to see “light” because we were so aware that we were living in the difficult time of a heartless and cruel administration and its enablers, and we want to be a light in the world. We want to let our lights shine.
And so we shall.
The pandemic hit and so many have been struggling. It feels for some that the light has dimmed or even gone out. In the midst of pandemic and the fascistic threats to our democracy we see that the light has been shown on the deep disparities in our economic system, the pervasiveness of white supremacy and the threats to the most vulnerable.
The light has shown what is and has been.
But know this - in each of us there is a spark of light - in these times, hold fast to the truth of love and power of resistance. Hold fast to the light of truth, the fire of commitment, and the warmth of community that sustains us in the work of building the Beloved Community.
We will let our lights shine, shine, shine!