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San Bernadino

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Our hearts break for the loss of life in San Bernadino.  What for many of us feel like a tragic new “normal.”

Yesterday I spent working on Christmas.  On sermons and messages.  And one message, crystal clear, in the story…

The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned. (Isaiah)

Does this feel like a dark time?  Yesterday certainly did.

And that actually is the time Christ arrives.  Prophetically. In our hunger, in our emptiness, in our wondering, in our suffering.

We start this week lighting the Advent candles.  One a week for four weeks. Symbolizing Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. And we need to remember this … those 4 words were how Christians sought to capture the very essence of their faith. So significant that traditionally the first candle celebrated the beginning of the new liturgical/ religious year.

One candle. Of hope. In the midst of the darkest time of year.