Last Wednesday, I was pleased to travel to Eau Claire, WI to kickoff the new confirmation year with ten of the parish's confirmation students. We went to go see ELCA Lutheran hip-hop artist Agape* with bunches of confirmation students from all over the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin. Here's the crew in all their selfie glory:
Sorry for the blurriness, but we were all ready to have some fun and hear God's word that night.
I'd say that the word that we all heard on that evening was the simple profound proclamation: "You are a beautiful child of God, loved by God's love, and claimed forever by God's mercy through Jesus Christ." To me it seems that is a message that we all could use to hear anew in our lives no matter where we are.