“John was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.” — John 1:8
In the gospel of John, the miracle of the Incarnation is described as a sweeping, cosmic event. There is no mention of parents, lowly place, singing angels, surprised shepherds, dazzling star, seeking magi. Jesus is light, shining in darkness, drawing all to God.
The ground at Gulfside, now wiped bare by Hurricane Katrina, continues as a place of light, a place of warmth and welcome, a place of justice and peace, a place of holy memory and divine promise.
Jesus appears in John’s gospel as an adult, announced boldly by John the Baptizer. This appearing is urgent and dramatic. Christ appears in strength and power, fully the Anticipated One of Advent, the Holy Infant of Christmas, the Starchild of Epiphany. We are Advent, Christmas, Epiphany people as we bear testimony to this strong Christ-light.
Jan. 7 is the first gathering of the 2006 Journey Toward the Light. The 2006 Journey will also include a day in McComb on March 14 and a day in
This is the vision: Each local church in