As we continue with our TLLC vision of “Growing a Generous Faith,” Reformation Sunday provides a time for us to remember that we are rooted in the past, growing in our faith, and branching out into the future. The church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. Today we celebrate the good news of God’s grace, pointing not to Luther but rather to Jesus Christ, who sets us free every day to do this life-transforming work. Trusting in the freedom given to us in baptism, we pray for the church, that Christians will unite more fully in worship and mission.
Image: Lower panel of Reformation Altar by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1547. Stadkirche St. Marien, Lutherstadt Wittenberg.