As we extinguish our sacred flame once more, we do so having taken part in the great feast; having called to question our doubts, our fears; having been reminded of who and whose we are, as God calls upon us to: "Do everything in love" - 1 Corinthians 16:14; as we "Do justice, love mercy and tread humbly" - Micah 6:8.
Beloveds, our sacred flame is now extinguished but inside of us all burns a flame bright and true. That flame, the flame of the Fiercest Love that is our promise of universal salvation, can never be extinguished.
This chalice extinguishing was written for the annual Communion Service at General Assembly 2022.
|Phoenix Bell-Shelton Biggs