Today is the second Sunday in our new series Becoming Children of God. For the next four weeks – leading up to Pentecost – we will continue journeying through the pastoral epistle of 1 John as it appears in the lectionary. Each week we will be reading through this heart-felt letter from John to this fledgling Christian community. And we will discover that these ancient words are just as timely for us today.
Today we discover that we are called to become Children of Righteousness – that is – we are called to be in a right relationship with God and with one another. We are called to be people of justice. We are called to be people who do the right thing!! God help us!! Doing the right thing can sometimes be quite difficult and confusing and even divisive. But we rejoice in the knowledge that with God – all things are possible