Years ago I attended a conference on the state of the environment. The consensus among the scientists who spoke there was damning. We’re all too far down the path to turn back, they said. The earth is done.
There’s something about the way our culture enters into the Christmas season that shines a harsh light on the imperfections in our lives. Advertising and Christmas-themed entertainment
Scripture reading for today: Malachi 4:1-6, Luke 9:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 Malachi 4 4 “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you
Advent marks the beginning of our Christian year; not the end. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin meaning ‘to come,’ or ‘coming.’ It is a time set aside for us to long for, to wait, and to prepare for the arrival of the saviour of the world once and for all. Our culture has completely destroyed this season of waiting.
Scripture reading for today (click link to read texts): 2 Samuel 7:18-29, Psalm 90, Revelation 22:12-16 2 Samuel 7:18-29 18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 And as if this were not enough in