Happy Advent 2017!
Beginning tomorrow, and continuing on the remaining weekdays of Advent, I will tell a story called “Two Mornings.” In this story, I imagine two days in the life of young Mary of Nazareth. On the first of these two mornings, Mary goes for a sunrise walk, after which she participates in her community’s synagogue assembly. On the second morning, Mary again goes for a sunrise walk, and has a surprise encounter with a stranger.
It is my hope that this story will help us see, with fresh eyes, the wonder and marvel of what God is doing in the world.
Heavenly Parent, guide our journey as we travel the days of Advent. Open our ears, our eyes, our minds, and our hearts, that we will be touched with your gracious love. This we ask in your Son’s name, and through the power of his life-giving Spirit. Amen.