This story about the Magi, travelers seeking wholeness in community, seemed such a perfect beginning to the year and to our shared ministry here at Pilgrim. We, in so many ways, live this story every single day of our lives. In a world where too many feel like outsiders and strangers, our call is to understand that we belong to one another and to God. In a world where there are so many who don’t just feel like outsiders, but who truly are homeless and outcast, our challenge is to welcome all people as God has welcomed us. In a world of us and them, in a world of violence and ignorance, we must practice community and welcome and peacemaking. In a world of entitlement, we must practice gratitude. In a world of darkness, we must share our light. In a world of isolation, we must offer refuge. In a world of brokenness, we must seek wholeness and do everything we can to help others heal as well.
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