Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Thursday, December 3, 2009
"Life Is Waiting": Sermon For I Advent
Because our lives are usually taken up with destinations and outcomes, we're prone to be impatient on the way. We're also tempted to believe that if we achieved our most precious dreams -- bigger house, better relationship, perfect health -- then we'd be happier. During Advent, Christians are invited to find contentment in process instead of completion. After all, when Christmas Day finally comes, it will be over before we know it. Why not practice letting the waiting (with apologies to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) be the easiest and happiest part? My Sunday sermon is here.