Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 1, 2019

During these dark winter months, we all need a little lift. Our reading from Paul gives us that lift. Love does no wrong. Now is the time to wake from sleep. Time is running out so put on the armor of the light. Paul continues that we are living in the most decisive moment in history. Today, we are facing a critical moment ourselves. The coming year brings us an opportunity to change our country’s direction. We are in this together. The world’s doomsday clock is currently at two minutes to midnight. It moved from six minutes to two in 2017. The reason is that the United States is no longer in a leadership role supporting global agreements that advances a safer and healthier planet. The lives of our children and grandchildren are at stake. Changing our way of life will save their lives in the future. Love is still the answer.  If we love our children and grandchildren, we will change our behavior. We are called to fight. Our armor is truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the power of the spirit. This is our time. Are you awake?