Are we as Christians more concerned with living normal, well-adjusted lives than we are concerned with living in step with our king?
This is what happens when we employ shibboleths. We don’t engage in critical thinking, we don’t assume the value of the other person, and we don’t speak with kindness to or about those outside the boundaries of our groups.
The proclamation of God’s kingdom is in the embodiment of the teachings of Jesus in everyday life.
When the eyes of our hearts are enlightened, we are able to see that God is at work.
Christmas stillness is deep, underlying peace that bookends our days, whether they are good or bad, joyful or tragic.
As you celebrated Jesus’ birth by exchanging gifts, did you remember that God’s presence with us is the greatest gift we will ever receive?