Advent Reading Day 28 – The Day of Hope is here.
“15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1 Here we are…Christmas Day. What an… Read More
Advent Reading Day 23 – Quiet Reflection
46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. Luke 1 There are conflicting interests at work when we get this close to Christmas. On the one… Read More
Advent Reading Day 22 – Selam, No?
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14 Within Ethiopian culture, Peace has a major role. It is spoken constantly from one person to another in a greeting that has become standard – Selam No? In other words, “Is it peaceful?” or “Are you at peace?” While peace is part of our language here, there still is much that is not… Read More