Reflections on 2012
By the Rev. Tar Drazdowski
Posted January 7, 2013
My greatest spiritual insight this year came in the middle of senseless tragedy. While preparing the sermon for the Sunday evening Eucharist, Advent III, God’s small still voice reminded me that we as Christians really do affect what happens in the world around us. Our behaviors, attitudes, and reactions are like the ripples we see when we cast a stone into water. If you watch, you can see the ripple form into concentric circles.
As Christians, the way we encounter and react to the world around us really matters. It matters to our families, it matters to our community, and it matters to the unsuspecting stranger who doesn’t know who we profess to follow.
I hope that in the next year we can remember our Baptismal covenant to treat all of humanity with the respect that is worthy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.