The Peace Pulpit: As Advent begins and we consider how Jesus comes into our lives, let's prepare in a quiet, prayerful way for the celebration of Christmas.
The Peace Pulpit
The Peace Pulpit: We must learn how to reach out in love and not reject people, push them away. We must try to live the way of love that Jesus demonstrates for us.
The Peace Pulpit: Yes, there will be a time of judgment. But there will also be that time if we do the work of Jesus, when the fullness of life will begin to happen for every person on this planet.
The Peace Pulpit: "Every person is made in the image of God. Sometimes we forget that; we look down on people."
The Peace Pulpit: "Will we be people who believe in Jesus … even in those times of stress and difficulty where there seems to be darkness?"
The Peace Pulpit: Faith is something more than simply an assent to certain teachings. It's really about our relationship with God; that's what faith is about.
The Peace Pulpit: "We can take that vision of Jesus and make it our own. We want to follow him. That's faith."
The Peace Pulpit: "Every instant that we exist, it's God's love that is supporting us in our being, in our existence."
The Peace Pulpit: "Rather, draw them in, become the one human family, living in peace and goodness and love that Jesus calls us to be."
The Peace Pulpit: "Change our lives, yes, but not to earn a place in heaven. That's a gift and it will always be available to us."