An Advent Message from the Bishop

An Advent Message from the Bishop

Dear Friends in Christ:

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The relentless commercial countdown is well underway. The shopping. And the decorating. And the greeting cards. And the entertaining. And so on. It’s the “Holiday” season, after all, and these are the familiar tasks that come with this time of year, and make it so remarkably busy.

I pray that it will be a joyful time for us all as well as a busy one—even for those of us who, by reason of difficulty or loss, find this to be a painful time. I especially pray that we will all be helped to maintain our spiritual balance, and to keep our priorities straight amidst the many demands of these days. I pray that we will live this season in the light of the Seasons that the Church understands it to be.

Advent. Christmas. The Spirit’s relentless, surprising, challenging countdown to God’s intervention in our world and in our lives. May our busyness mainly be about making straight the way of His coming. May we be found ready. May we know that deep and abiding peace which the Prince of Peace comes to give, and minister that peace to all we meet. May we all together greet Him with joyful hearts.

Yours in the Name of Word made flesh,

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