A little before lunch--and on my third cup of coffee--I opened the last door of the secular Advent calendar. That's it. A mere handful of hours after dark, Advent ends and Christmas begins. I hope you had a good one.
I am getting ready to head up to church to prepare for the Christmas Eve service. As I have noted before, we have had as many as three in one night. This year it is just the one service. There are reasons, of course, but now is not the time to get into them. There will be carols and candles. There will be prayers. It will be a witness to Hope, Faith, Joy, and Love in a world that should do better with these things. Then we will go to our homes and rap whatever needs rapping...then go to bed.
I have nothing clever or insightful to say. This is your holiday and--for good or ill--you have made what could be made of it. Thank you for reading! It looks like I only missed posting once, which is pretty good. I do not know if I will do this again. It was a writing project for myself, mostly. It is good to make sense of this season as it rolls along. Now I am ready for what is next. I hope you are too.
I am a full-time pastor in a small, progressive church in Massachusetts. This blog is about the non-church things I do to find spiritual sustenance.