Jesus came to do away with the exclusions, the holier-than-thou's, the finger-pointing, the peremptory judgments. Jesus replaced all that with an invitation
filtered through the lens of God's spectacular initiative of love and grace in Jesus.
The dark is simply incompatible with light, and the beautiful, elegant, uncomplicated consequence of introducing light is that we don't then have to do anything about the dark - because it is simply gone.
Think about it... could there be any better way to get our hearts ready for Advent and Christmas other than first filling them with gratitude?
we could all use some help to keep on track.
This is a good day to look at pictures of cemeteries. The stories they hold speak of real people...