Born of the light – Kevin Guenther Trautwein

 December 31, 2023

A new year is like a baby, full of promise and possibility. So, how will we respond to new life?

Scripture readings: 

Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 148
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:22-40

Homework: Using the following tools, consider what it means to be a mature child of God.
1) James Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development 
2) Richard Rohr’s The Two Halves of Life 
Heartwork: Consider how you respond to the new life that God is creating.
1) Does it make you uncomfortable, like Herod? Or, do you receive it as a promise fulfilled, like Anna and Simeon?
2) What does it mean to be adopted as God’s child? Do you receive responsibility along with freedom?
3) Read Psalm 148. What light are you sharing with the world? Does God’s gift fill you with a contagious praise?