Advent reminds us of the dreams of God. What is it that God dreams about for this world? What does God hope for? Is it the wolf and the lamb living together in peace? If so, how do we make God’s dream our dream?
Advent is about leaving room for God. It is about leaving room for the birth of Jesus.
There are names, which emphasize the closeness of Jesus, and of God; but then there are other names, just as important, which make us stand back, so we might see the very majesty of God.
When in this room, have the words or silence of worship led us back to the presence of God in the midst of our pain?
“In the midst of the brokenness around us, what truly endures is the compassion of God.”
We can simply embrace humility because the love of God simply embraces us.
If I am honest, on a week like this week, with so many acts of violence in the name of God, it’s hard to talk about Religious Liberty. But, if we look back in the pages of history—of religious history—we see that we live in a world where hate and anger, for some reason, can…
If we ever find ourselves facing what we cannot control in a place that is unfamiliar to us, we can remember Jesus stepping off of the boat.