The lesson I take from these findings is this: that the sense of urgency I feel on this particular day of the year to do something new, something better, something effective, powerful and lasting will quickly dissipate unless I find a way to do it with others. This means the resolutions I make need to make space for the resolutions you may be making as well, which means we each need to hear one another’s stories of resolve.
Sermon: Sunday, January 1, 2012: First Sunday of Christmas
Texts: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 • Psalm 148 • Galatians 4:4-7 • Luke 2:22-40 Welcome 2012, and a happy New Year to you all! It’s the morning after last night, and a month-long season of eating and celebrating that stretched from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, so I suspect some of you are, like me, feeling the … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, January 1, 2012: First Sunday of Christmas