We find our center by serving others, leaning into the love of neighbor, because our lives are identified with Christ.
God is our light, showing us the way. The light of Christ is like the star in the sky the Magi, or Wise Men, followed all the way to Bethlehem.
Courage can feel like we are trying to light a wet match, but since love cannot wait, neither can courage!
God’s hope and peace are similar, so we can get them confused because they are both rooted in the love of God! Hope, though, is our motivation; peace is our goal!
Advent is a season that slows us down so we can get our bearings, thinking through everything we do with greater care.
The last paragraph of Jesus’ life helps us understand the entire story and what it means to say, “Christ is King.”
Isaiah is drawing a picture of God’s hope and projecting it onto the world, so we can trace it.
The stories of our faith and the life of Jesus give us a panoramic view of God, changing the way we see this world and our lives.
Our prayers have their own story as well. They begin in struggle and move towards hope. Through those struggles, our prayers can become bigger.
Jesus tells the disciples that even though life is not fair, like this widow, they are to pray always and never to lose heart.