In his sermon on Scout Sunday, the Rev. Scot McComas talks about the qualities necessary for being a scout, one of those being reverence, which is “to feel or show a deep and solemn respect.” In the first reading by Jeremiah, we learn that God has loved us even before we were born. From Paul in his letter to the Corinthians, we hear that the greatest thing you can do is love. On our church calendar, we see that February 2 is called Candlemas. This is historically a time when people would come to have their candles blessed for the year, as a symbol of the light of Christ that is in all of us. Father Scot asks us if we would take an oath to live a life of love, and do our best to live with the light of Christ in us always.
Scriptures for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany