Today’s collect (and the subsequent sermon, which I highly recommend) centered on the light of Christ:

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.

The timing was spot-on, because I’d had the light of Christ on my mind for a few days due to a quote I read late last week from Madeleine L’Engle:


If you’d like to download your own copy of my printable (letter-sized), you can find it here.