Someone once interpreted the scriptures to teach me: "faith is (mostly) not about you."
Christmas day has passed, and now we are left with the wrapping paper, the empty boxes and perhaps a few empty hearts.
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.
Take a break today—maybe for the entire Advent season—from concepts and lists, from judgments and bickering. Only wonder. Fall to your knees at the wonder of it all.
People complain about the New Century Hymnal. "They changed the words!"
It's uncomfortable to be off balance and at sea, to live with a constant reminder of all that we've lost.
Hell is Other People