This hymn from John, the first verses of the Gospel’s first chapter, take the specific event of Jesus’ birth and plays out the truly universal questions.
God has a stake in what happens in our world. God dreams of a world that is more loving, more generous, more equitable, more just. God is not just the God of the insiders. God hears the cry of the immigrant, of the foreigner, and those who have been red-lined into substandard housing. God invites us to behave differently.
https://soundcloud.com/holy-communion-ucity/chaos-or-community In ancient times waters stood for chaos. In the first chapter of Genesis the Spirit of God hovers over the waters. God brings life out of darkness, out of the waters, out of chaos. God parts waters. And God brings life and freedom out of human chaos as well. Scholars tell us Exodus is... Continue Reading →