Giving the gift of light

It’s amazing how much light one match can create in a room of darkness.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. John 1:9

Every Sunday at church we pass the offering plate. Often times I hear this called “taking up the collection.”

I have come to understand that is wrong on so many levels.

I take time each Sunday to remind our congregation that our offering is an act of worship as we sacrifice to give a portion of what we have been given.

The idea of the gift of light struck me this week.

May all your gifts be light in a world of darkness.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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