Even when we question the facts of Christmas and even the traditional theology of Christmas, it somehow still manages to draw us in. What is it about this myth and other traditions of the season that capture our heart and imagination?
The beginning of the new year is the time we are encouraged to make resolutions toward becoming a better person. What would be surprising is if we actually made those changes. We resolve, then soon forget. Life tends to bring us what we need, not necessarily what we want. Can we take the risks needed to step through the doorway of transformation and truly become the person we are called to be?
In this season of gifting, we may miss what's really being given. This service is an invitation to give and receive from a deeper place.
Wendy delivered this sermon at the Evergreen Campus on 12/15 and in Golden on 12/22. This recording is from the Golden Campus.
During this holiday season, we wish for peace for all, yet the clashes between individuals, groups and countries don't even slow down during this time of year. This service is an invitation to risk stepping onto common ground with those who think and feel differently than we do. May this be one more step toward creating that which is most precious and holy: peace.