#LightofLove Project

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LightofLoveProject

#LightofLove Project
“Again Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

(John 8:12 NRSV)

The Invitation:

Place a light or lights in your window. Let it shine brightly into the darkness of the night. Let it be a symbol to remind us of God’s light in our hurting world, in our country, and in our communities. Let that light shine brightly to remind us that God is with us and loves us.

And then share the hashtags #LightofLove, #LightofChrist on social media. Spread the message that God’s light of love shines into the darkest of all places, into the darkest of all hearts, into the loneliest of all nights and is with us now.

May this simple message and the simple act of placing a candle in our windows shine God’s light for all to see and feel/come to know.

Scripture:

“Again Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NRSV)

“For once you were in darkness, but now in Jesus you are light. Live as children of light...for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.”

(Ephesians 5:8-9 NRSV)

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5 NRSV)

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2)

*A project by clergy from the Northern Richmond Region of The Episcopal Diocese of VA

From The Book of Common Prayer:

“Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnated Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives.” (from the

Collect for The First Sunday after Christmas, p. 213)

“For you are the source of light and life: you made us in your image and called us to new life in Jesus Christ.” (p. 377)

“Preserve us from faithless fears, worldly anxieties, that no cloud of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which you have manifested to us in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” (from the Collect for The Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany, p. 217)

*A project by clergy from the Northern Richmond Region of The Episcopal Diocese of VA

 

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