Christmas invites us to enlarge our hopes, to live by hope, and to be hopeful signs for a yearning world.
The good news of Christmas is: what God is doing is loving; it is cosmic, and it is happening inside of you. Say Yes to the miracle God is bringing forth in you.
“If it’s not good news to the poor, it’s not the gospel.” But we’re not intimidated by this standard: the Spirit helps us bear witness by arousing courageous love in us.
To “prepare the way” is a cosmic event; it is also our own personal repentance: dealing with the mountains and valleys, smoothing out our own rough places.
Biblical images of the “Second Coming” are pretty grim. But actually things are already grim. Jesus comes to interrupt that with grace that changes everything– and changes us so we can change the world.
We call Jesus a “king.” If we are to let Christ truly reign, it starts in our own hearts.
We are called to be a community of people who are there for each other, in gratitude and devotion to the One who is always there for us.
A story about Jean and a panhandler named Ron.