God’s power does not enforce the border. God breaks through. God’s power seldom corresponds to our plans, to our carefully drawn lines. The Christmas story tells us that our God is a God of disruption, who shows up in the least likely moments, who demonstrates power in the strangest of circumstances. God’s power often circumvents our human authority.
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Advent I: Hope for a Better World
Advent is an invitation to hope. We learn quickly from Jesus that hope is not something light and fluffy. Hope takes grit. Hope means taking risks. Hope means leaning into conflict, and living with the complexity, not settling for easy answers.
Love Enough to Cast Out Hate
I am grateful to serve in a congregation that is willing to be loud, to make a Holy Commotion, to shine a light. Love enough to cast out hate.
When we have seen citizenship not as a resource to be defended, but as a project to be shared, we have been closer to the dream Jesus has for our world.