Jesus told Simon to cast their nets into deeper water.
Love is not always the loudest sound in the room.
It is a place of grace not only for the world, but also for ourselves. We learn to offer grace to the world by first offering it to one another.
It is where the principle meets the practical—how large needs are addressed in small ways.
When we sit down next to the waters of baptism, we can hear the current of God’s grace.
It is an extension of the love of God we have received given back, blessed twice, as the love of neighbor.
God comes to share in our life that we might share in the life of God.
Despite all our preparation, Christmas is still a surprise because the love of God defies our expectations.
We can meet the harshness of this world with the gentleness of Christ by giving away one coat when we have two, by protecting others from being taken advantage of, and by treating others fairly and with compassion. This is the joy of Christ!
As we enter the waiting of Advent, we can make room for hope.