First Sunday After Christmas - "This Is Who You Are Now"
Today is the First Sunday After Christmas in the Christmas Season (The Famous 12 Days).
It’s Still Christmas, in case you didn’t know. Keep Celebrating!
We’re not quite ready to take all the decorations down… Epiphany is the official cutoff—but you can extend it. I mean, there are all the bowl games, the college football national championship, the NFL playoffs, heck, even the Super Bowl.
By then, you'd be almost to Lent, so you could push on through that to Easter, and then you've got to make a decision... "Do I just leave it up until next Christmas?"
Today, we will reflect on what it means to have a new start with a new year and what it takes to leave the old you in the past.
And we will read a portion of a letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to some folks who felt a bit on the outside of grace just because of their identity.