These are dark, challenging days. We are still in the midst of a deadly pandemic, and a less than peaceful and smooth transfer of power. We desperately need some light to guide our way through these times. So this Epiphany Season my messages are on the theme: The Light Shines in the Darkness. This week our focus is on Following Jesus, the Light of the World. Our scripture texts come from John 8:12, 31-32, and Luke 6:46-49. “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’” asks Jesus, “and do not do what I tell you?” Those who claim the name of Christ must walk in his way if they acknowledge that he is The Light of the World.