Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections

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December 24, 2017

From the Episcopal Networks Collaborative  “O Antiphons:  Advent 2017”

INCARNATION Sparking a Grassroots Movement

I love to participate in Las Posadas (The Inns), a Mexican/Latin American tradition of depicting Mary and Joseph’s journey to...

December 22, 2017

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid” – Frederick Buechner

In Charlottesville, VA on the afternoon hundreds of angry young men marched through the streets, I understood the words of the heavenly messenger to Mary like...

December 21, 2017

What institutions and systems are broken near us? How will we participate in the repair, restoration, and healing of people, institutions, and systems?

I recently witnessed the Province VIII Deacons’ Association gather in Reno, Nevada to grapple with the call of the people of...

December 19, 2017

 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” Isaiah 6:8

The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and...

December 18, 2017

Practicing the Way of Love

In this holiday season, we often find ourselves attending social gatherings with colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors whom we may find “challenging.” Practicing the way of love sometimes feels like we should swallow our frustration and annoyance, or steer...

December 15, 2017

In this Advent season of preparation, we await the coming of the one who will redeem us. For some of us, this is a time of hope and joy, while for others of us, it is a time of sorrow or loss. In the midst of this range of human experiences, what does it mean to proclaim the dream of becoming...

December 14, 2017

I am a priest, a seminary professor, an evangelist, a speaker. I am all those things and I am a DREAMer, a child that entered the United States without inspection and that has grown up and adopted this country as her own. There are over 800,000 DREAMers in this country all with different dreams...

December 13, 2017

When we have good news, it is hard to keep it under wraps. Whether it is a new baby, a change of career, or an incredible makeover, good news travels fast. Imagine a time when you were so excited to share your news that you were bursting at the seams. What did it feel like to share? If you had...

December 12, 2017

In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.

-John Oxenham

This week we are proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community. This means sharing the good news of the...

December 11, 2017

Being part of a loving community is an incredible. The security of knowing that you can be who you are and still be held up in love and respected exactly as you are, it is a wonderful feeling. Becoming  part of the Beloved Community of God is a tranformative gift, one that is available to all...

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