This Sunday after USA Thanksgiving, are you ready to embrace Advent?
Heaven knows, we could all do with some light.
Already the memes have started appearing, urging us to focus on “doing” Advent before we rush on to Christmas. – and to love those who don’t! But none of us would deny that we’re ready for some light in the darkness now more than ever.
The Narrative Lectionary takes us into the lion’s den with Daniel who refused to compromise faith despite a culture gripped by fear all around him. Discussion from earlier in the week can be found here.
And the RCL exhorts us to wake up and hold out light by which to walk – there are useful comments here.
Is Advent bringing you cause to hope this year? Or do you feel the need to explore themes other than the traditional hope, peace, joy and love?
Please share where your preaching is taking you this week, ask for ideas for children’s time or pastoral prayers and share leftovers as we get ready to preach this first Sunday in Advent.
Liz Crumlish is a Church of Scotland Minister currently working on a National Renewal Project in Scotland. A Board Member of RevGalBlogPals, instigator of Spill the Beans and contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, Liz blogs at journalling
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