musical advent calendar
"We remember with hope-filled thanksgiving
that God Incarnate has come to us in Bethlehem (Emmanuel—God with us); we
live presently, daily opening our lives to Christ’s hope-filled redemption; and we
work and live towards a hope-filled future, anticipating Christ culmination of time
and the eternal reign of God’s Kingdome in its fulness."
“Peace has come to mean the time when there aren’t any wars or even
when there aren’t any major wars. Beggars can’t be choosers; we’d
most of us settle for that. But in Hebrew peace, shalom, means fullness,
means having everything you need to be wholly and happily yourself."
"Happiness turns up more or less where you’d expect it to—a good
marriage, a rewarding job, a pleasant vacation. Joy, on the other
hand, is as notoriously unpredictable as the one who bequeaths it.”
"To lose yourself in another's arms, or another's company, or in suffering
for all men that suffer, including the ones who inflict suffering upon you -
to lose yourself in such ways is to find yourself. Is what it's all about. Is what love is."