Stories tagged:
Advent

Mary and the Incarnation

As we continue in the Advent season, Matt Inman reflects on the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary and how we are invited to be grounded and not overlook the divine in our lives [Luke 1:26-38]. Reflection Where in your life does love tend to get overlooked in your life? What memory of Christmas sticks out to you as […]

Revealed

As we continue in the Advent season, Weylin Lee reflects on the things that God is and has been revealing about ourselves and others and God this past year [John 1:6-8, 19-23]. Reflection What are the glimpses of divine light we have seen even in our moments of darkness? How might we live more from our authentic self and embrace […]

Comfort Ye

As we continue in the Advent season, Nic Acosta reflects on what it means to experience the deep comfort that God promises [Isaiah 40:1-5]. Reflection What kind of comfort do we long for? What would it take to live as though our lives are God’s home, and to consider God as the most hospitable, comforting host? Practice Compile a list […]

Training our Eyes for the Coming

As we start the season of Advent, James Alison reflects on what the Holy Spirit is seeking to prepare us in this season [Mark 13:33-37]. Reflection What did Jesus mean by talking about a “coming” and then setting up a parable about a “going”? Why is it so difficult for us to understand the ancient Hebrew way in which the […]

Advent: Uncomfortable Love

As we continue in the Advent season, Jason Minnix reflects on the uncomfortable love of God through the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina [Matthew 1:18-25]. Reflection How am I being made vulnerable by the emergence of new life? Where do I sense the presence and absence of grace over this past year? Resources Lectio Divina

Advent: Expectations

As we continue in the Advent season, Weylin Lee reflects on how we are invited to respond when our expectations of God don’t line up with reality [Matthew 11:2-6]. Reflection How can we practice curiosity around our unfulfilled expectations of God and our circumstances? Who and where are the margins in our life that we have overlooked? What expectations do […]

Advent: Preparing the Way for Peace

As we continue in the Advent season, Jeff Chu reflects on how we are invited to experience and practice peace in the middle of the wilderness [Matthew 3]. Reflection What in your life needs to die? What are you trying to cultivate in your life this season? Resources Book: Does Jesus Really Love Me?