Through Paul's writings, we see his love for the church, his love for people and how he lovingly, graciously and wisely handles a difficult situation. Using Paul's example, Philemon shows how the gospel transforms our hearts and our relationships, especially relationships in which we've been wronged.
One of the main biblical narratives for the Epiphany season is an unlikely story about Magi from the east seeking out Jesus to worship Him. Like these men, we are unlikely recipients and witnesses of the good news of Jesus Christ.
The season of Epiphany calls us to remember when God revealed His redemptive plan through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Like the Magi, God draws us to Himself, renews our faith and fills us with joy.
Following the Church Calendar is not a cold, dead ritual but a way to counteract the false stories of the world by living in God’s story. Celebrating the seasons shapes and molds us as followers of Jesus Christ.