Staying Awake in the Dark – Nov. 27, 2016

Melissa Florer-Bixler speaking on Sept. 18, 2016On this first Sunday of Advent Melissa spoke from Matthew 24:36-44. The other lectionary readings were from Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14 and Psalm 122.

Advent is a time to press deeper into the unknown, to anticipate the unexpected. It’s a time to reflect and to be comfortable with the ambiguity of the darkness. “We must walk slower than we have, to give attention to our steps, the rise and root of the ground, to give careful attention to one another, to accept the not seeing fully, to make ourselves comfortable with knowing little, to situate ourselves in uncertainty.”

Melissa also closed with a poem from artist Jan Richardson.

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