Friday Festival: Christmas Joy

With all the strains of the world, with all the stresses of extra Advent/Christmas church events & worship services & family get-togethers & present-shopping, with all the ghosts of past expectations & all the spirits of current nail-biting hopes, the proximity of Christmas dares to proclaim something radically different: JOY! JOY: “a whisper, a hint.… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Joy

What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Someone reclining in comfort? Someone with an unending smile? What then did you expect to see when you went looking for joy? This coming Sunday’s Revised Common Lectionary readings combine to provide a picture of joy that — while familiar in the… Read More