advent discontent

May our anger at the injustice of the world not be mollified by the anticipation of unwrapping espresso makers and Pandora charms may our despair at politics of fear and hatred not be drowned out by Christmas carols that tell only of happiness and joy and may our belief in Christmas miracles not leave us…

alleluias

This is a call to worship for those for whom this christmas comes at too much of a cost: It takes faith beyond imagining to have come to hear this story if you are living things too difficult to be made sense of by an ancient memory of angels and wise men. It takes faith…

the pregnant pause

Perhaps our mistake is thinking that love will always come in the shape we have known it: a happy ending a new beginning a christ-child. In this pregnant pause while the earth holds its breath waiting for what it does not know, let us have the faith that even we, with all our wise and…