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The story of the magi and their faithful pilgrimage is also the story of Herod and the fearful resistance of Empire against the grace of God. It’s not pretty, but we need to hear it to get the Good News.
We love being together as a family on Christmas. Christmas is our celebration that this life is God’s “family time” with us.
God is present, even in things that seem strange, disappointing or even threatening. In all things God will bless you– but also use you for God’s purposes of justice and mercy.
Advent promises God’s radical re-modeling of this world into a place of justice. That may seem like a great task, but we are given gifts to be part of it: when we practice mercy, we build a new world.
Advent calls us to repent in preparation for Christ’s coming: not to hide our faults so we’re accepted, but to change our hearts so we shine with God’s light, so we become the people we’re created to be and bear the fruits of love.
Advent is upon us. Even in the deepest darkness we do not despair: if we open the eyes of our hearts God helps us learn to see signs of hope.
Darkness and chaos can sometimes seem overpowering. But God’s love is light that transforms the darkness. God calls us to be that light.
What we return for God’s work is a reflection of our gratitude to all that God has blessed us with. We do not give because we need to fund a budget, but because we are thankful.