“Listen,” the Apostle Paul whispers, “I will tell you a mystery. We will not all die, but we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye…” (1 Cor 15:51-52 para). I look into the night sky. I find a star gazing back at me, and I let it be the star over Bethlehem that instantaneously called humanity’s attention to the unveiling of God’s love for all people… made known through the birth of Jesus. The mystery remains true: collapses and risings fill the patterns of our common life, still, we yearn for God’s love-filled light in the darkness. It transforms us, as God never puts an end to anything that God loves.
The Mystery Photo of the Year! This is the Bishop of Wyoming, John Smylie on February 22, 2020 – he came to Taiwan for Bishop Chang’s consecration. The photo is taken in the meeting room at St. John’s Cathedral, Taipei before the service started. The 2 girls are members of St. John’s Cathedral Youth Fellowship who volunteered to help welcome the international visitors. But until now (and I confirmed this with them yesterday!) neither of the girls can remember what they were talking about in this conversation, nor the reason for the wonderful expressions on their faces!