Dress Up

Scripture: Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17

It’s Christmas-tide, and so we get a rare story of Jesus growing up, and wonder how he learned to be himself, and to hear God’s call on his life. Identity development and deepening never truly stops, though, and like the ancient church at Colossae, we wonder how we might try on new gifts, clothing ourselves in the Spirit as we discover who we truly are as a people of God, and as we share that gift with the world.

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Silent, Holy, Here

Christmas Eve Reflection 2018
There is a song we sing on this Holy Night of Christmas that is not quite like the others. This year “Silent Night” is 200 years old, but it remains a part of our traditions and our cosmic telling of the Christ-child’s birth because it connects us to a tender moment of incarnation.