January 6, 2019

Bet Your Life?
The Feast of the Epiphany, Year C

Becky Robbins-Penniman

Have you ever played that game where you look for shapes in the clouds? A dog? an elephant? Sheep? Sheep are almost too easy. Those of you who have lived here a long time may remember that there was an office building at Drew and US19 in Clearwater in which folks – tens of thousands of them – saw an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the window reflection, until vandals destroyed the window panes in 2003.

We all do it to some degree – we look at what’s happening in our environment and we ascribe meaning to things we see, from tea leaves and Tarot cards to windows to seemingly random encounters with others. I’m not in any way poking fun, by the way. I do it all the time. Human beings search for meaning in events, objects, the skies, even food.
My mother calls such coincidences “God-incidences.”

Read the full sermon, complete with slide images, HERE.