Do you know?

In his now popular Christmas Song Mark Lowry asks Mary, Did You know what it would mean to be the Mother of God. As much as I love this wonderful piece of music, I have to ask, do any of us, let alone Mary, know what it means to have God in our midst? I…

Procaim the Greatness of God.

On each of the past three Sundays, I have focused on key words or thoughts from our readings. On the first Sunday of Advent we focused on what it means to watch or to wait for God. Advent is a time to keep watch or to patiently wait for the signs of the kingdom’s arrival….

Prepared?

This week I made a discovery. It’s one that I probably should have made several years ago, but then again, I can be kind of slow at seeing the obvious. Each week our readings for Advent take on different themes which can be reduced to single words. The first theme or word is “watch,” we…

Comfort My People!

Comfort, O Comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, the penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. These are the words of Advent, made popular through Handel’s Messiah. Out of context, they mean…