Anna Rapa on the hope we have in Jesus and witness to in and for the world

And there was a strange sort of comfort for Josie when she was hanging out with Annie. It wasn’t that Annie had all the answers or even sounded certain about things all the time. But Annie had a sort of LIFE; she had a sort of purpose that moved her forward into things. Josie was trying so hard to sort everything out. Annie had this sort of confidence that even when things were awful, they would work out. Josie wanted to be around that.

Anna Rapa, Second Story: seeing what’s not being said, 279.

Anna Rapa is not suggesting at all that we don’t have answers. But that our answer is chiefly in the good news of Jesus himself. A good news which calls for a faith which sees us through all our uncertainties, what we do not, nor cannot know in this life.

prayer for the second Sunday after the Ephiphany

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer