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Bad news/ Good news: we have been deposed from our self-made thrones, brought down from the high ground where we judge others while assuring ourselves of our perfect virtue.
Jennifer Garrison Brownell
Like mothers in every time and place, Mary sang for comfort, for hope and for survival. Her song became his song. And his song became the world's.
Richard L. Floyd
Unexpected encounters with the Holy seem to happen in times of crisis.
Advent is the last present under the tree, the one we can wonder about, the thing we haven't gotten that we most long for.
Emily C. Heath
Every year, in every church I have served, at least one faithful church member comes to me to let me know they won't be at Christmas Eve worship.
God exists to be worshiped, but at Christmas God comes to serve us.
Mary's prophecy in this text is still coming true. People of the light still believe and work for it to this day.
Quinn G. Caldwell
There's not a lot of room left in the world for wondering these days. When was the last time you said, "I wonder what . . ." or "I wonder how . . ." or "I wonder who . . ." and didn't just head straight for Wikipedia?
Charles Dickens reminds us that God can use remarkable dreams to open a person's heart.
It may be the thing we long for most . . .to let go of our aggression and fear and whatever else in us keeps us tied to violence, and bend together over a child in shared wonder and gratitude.