Pastor Jack’s Weekly Message (January 5, 2021)

Pastor Jack

Dear UUSP community,

A minister asked the RE children to describe Easter. Children said in unison: “When Jesus came out of the tomb.”   Minister: “Then what?”  Children: “He saw his shadow and went back down for six weeks!” 

Whuups! Groundhog Day, kids – the day I’m writing on, though resurrection is also in the air – and Black History Month begins with hope for a new future. 

Despite the many past and current misconceptions in what we think and feel and do, may our new year resolve be on finding our true way. 

I would say, if there be light shining upon us this Groundhog Day, may we move toward it rather than hide from our shadows – toward it through all our pandemics – relighting the torch of government of and by and for the people, bringing the lamp of justice to society, bringing renewal to our dampened but still radiant natural world. 

As always with appreciation for you,
Pastor Jack