The second Sunday of Advent is upon us. The dark night of winter, in this northern hemisphere region, is ripe, preparing to give birth to new life. Elsewhere folks are basking in the warm summer sun, managing the heat....
God's divine providence comes into the world anew, over and over. Sometimes providence is gentle, we might miss if we aren't looking. Often providence comes in stages, a little at a time. Occasionally providence knocks us upside the head, like I coulda had a V-8? Perhaps you are preaching on Philippians and considering God's presence? Perhaps you are wondering about God shining through the challenges of life?
Maybe you are pondering the reading from Luke and the message of John the Baptist crying in the wilderness? A message which can be challenging and abrupt? And, yet, a message of love and transformation?
Or are you working with Malachi or the Psalm or perhaps the Canticle? Are you thinking about God's providence? Or are you working with another theme, perhaps and Advent idea like waiting or anticipation?
Regardless, this is the preacher party, and we are here to party with you through this day. We will pray and share ideas, talk about food and beverages (and share them virtually). We'll share our worries and concerns and sorrows, too. This party is for every one. Welcome! Pull up a chair, what can I get you? Coffee or tea? Something sweet or substantial? I'm here all day, let's party!