While the dominant paradigm tries to numb us, our faith calls us to pray for strength and act with courage. We are called to follow a radically different way; the way of Jesus.
As we wait for the proclamation of righteousness this advent season, may we not forget to grow our love for each other, ourselves, and for all people.
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.
In these days, the Good News of Jesus Christ is this: LOVE prevails.
The way that God loves us and grants us grace is reckless.
Look for God’s gates in society’s walls today. For God is our Salvation—our way to right relationships. And because Jesus is the cornerstone of every gate, walk through Lent in rejoicing.
I believe that our calling as Christians is to live out the message of the Gospel, which is still Good News to a troubled world.