Posts from December 2020

Posts from December 2020

What Will You Receive?

This Sunday we’ll spend time in Luke’s Gospel with the encounter between the angel Gabriel and Mary and ponder how God works in ways that are often contrary to what we expect and to what we even believe is possible! 

Impossible

This Sunday we’ll spend time in Luke’s Gospel with the encounter between the angel Gabriel and Mary and ponder how God works in ways that are often contrary to what we expect and to what we even believe is possible! 

Christmas Musical: A Baby Changes Everything

This Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent, the Sunday traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday or Joy Sunday!  We light the third candle in the Advent Wreath, the candle of Joy, not in denial of all that is heavy or difficult in our lives or our world, but as a sign of hope.

Preparations

Our scripture passages during Advent remind us about other important and meaningful preparations during this season…the preparation of our hearts and spirits, our individual lives and our world to receive God once again, incarnate – in the flesh – in the person of Jesus. How are we to prepare?  According to John we prepare through confession and repentance of our sins.  And while that may not sound as fun as hanging Christmas lights or baking cookies or online shopping, it is the preparation that can release us from old wounds and patterns, that can clear a space within us for the gift of God’s presence and transforming grace.