Monday, 6 January 2014

Star-followers and Star words

This morning in worship we reflected upon journeys, star-followers, and paying homage to the Child in the manger; Parish by the Sea paused to consider Epiphany.  Beyond being the last chance saloon for getting in a few more carols before we pack them away for another year, Epiphany itself offers the opportunity for wondering and wandering at the beginnings of a new year: wondering at the incomprehensible thought of God revealing Godself in flesh and blood and bone; and in response, wandering where the Star-child might lead us.
Where will our wonderings and wanderings take us this year?
That's an unfolding revelation.
Perhaps to assist both, some form of intentionality might be useful?
Well, it might for me, at least.

Over at the fabulous blog Glass Overflowing, Marci has been handing out star words to her congregation [and anyone who asks her nicely!] as tools for reflection to be used across the year.  Given my own reflections have been somewhat undisciplined and haphazard of late, I decided to opt in - after all, it would not do to have written a thesis on discipline and not pay any attention to the matter.
And my word?  'renewal'

Given the potential for certain life changes come the end of September, what might need taken out and looked at in the revealing light of day...what might need new life breathed into it...?
Let's see where the Star-child beckons, and how the star word might prompt new green shoots.
Happy 're'new year.

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