So, how’s the 501st year of the Protestant Reformation going for you and your local faith community? This time last year many of us were quite busy with many events and activities in observance of the 500th year. This year? Not so much. And that’s okay.
We tend to think of the Reformation in terms of big historic events and movements. In many ways, the Reformation initiated in 1517 was about big events and the movement has sustained itself – and even institutionalized itself – for half a millennium. But reformation, the experience of being re-formed in Christ, happens more often in small moments in our daily lives and through the regular rhythms of the life of our faith community.