As we enter the waiting of Advent, we can make room for hope.
Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last. It is the “A” and the “Z”, which means God has the first word and God has the last word, and because Christ, who comes to bring grace to the world, is King, the last word is a word of grace.…
It is the simplicity of prayer, where the words we choose are unimportant, but where we focus on the foundation of our lives, which is a gift from God.
We can learn a lot about the Church by how it treats the powerless.
When we say to each other, “where you go, I will go”, it echoes the love of the two greatest commandments lived out in everyday ways.
Like the psalmist, who says, “This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord”, Bartimaeus cries out from the side of the road, and Jesus stops.
There are those sayings that we keep saying because they have a tendency to skip across the surface of our lives like a smooth rock across the surface of a lake; but if they bounce across our lives enough times, they eventually sink down deep into who we are.
This is what Paul means by the fruits of the Spirit, which are not so much about a destination as they are about how we get there.
Stewardship is how we care for a place and its people, and how it cares for us.
Esther found herself in the right place at the right time to do the right thing.