Admitting we need to reach beyond ourselves opens us to accept sustaining gifts from the earth with gratitude, not entitlement, and connect to others who also cannot act alone. I invite us all to be humble, but curious, as we wait in mystery.
This advent, as we wait for the celebration of the LORD our Righteous Savior to be born, what challenge will you take part in to join in Jesus’ sprout of new life in pursuing justice for this land and safety for your neighbor?
This season of waiting is upon us, and with it comes a prime opportunity to set aside a few minutes each day to join with others in pausing to reflect on the significance of this season.
Beginning Nov. 26, the week before the first Sunday of Advent, and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the lectionary Scripture passages and the theme: “The Lord is our righteousness,” taken from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada worship resources.
Merry Christmas, glory to God, peace on Earth and goodwill to all!
Let’s try to think past the limiting options that dilemmas wave in front of our faces and be the creative human God made us to be.
The magnitude of the disruptive birth of the Savior cannot leave us unchanged. Let us be new and let the world be new.
Let us follow Mary’s lead this Advent season, joyfully saying with her, “Let it be to me according to your word!”
May we honor God’s glorious abundance through the small moments that comprise our lives.
What fills you with joy and excitement this Christmas season?