Sunday, December 22, 2013

Embracing Mystery; Cosmic Christ

Sirach 43:9-27 The glory of the Stars and the Rainbow
Psalm 148:1-14 Praise God, sun, moon and shining stars.
Ephesians 3:1-13 God's Mystery unfolded in God's Creation



The mystery of faith, is not like a typical mystery book that we read. Faith is not a mystery to be solved, or a problem we need to figure out. Faith is a mystery which we need to embrace like the mystics who describe their relationship to God as a bride to a groom. God wants to be known by us, God longs for us to be in relationship, and God does this through the birth of Jesus, the Cosmic Christ. God longs to reconcile and redeem humanity and all of creation. On the mystical journey may we see the mystery revealed, may we enter a relationship of love and compassion where all are welcomed and enveloped and embraced by the love incarnate.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Embracing Eternity

Scripture:

  • Hebrews 1:10-12 Christ founded the earth
  • John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word

Sermon:

Embracing Eternity
The scripture readings today portray Christ as being from the beginning and existing eternally. Yet we celebrate the birth of Christ at a specific point in time. Perhaps this is the real power of Christmas: all eternity is contained within that single moment; and thereby we come to know that every moment of our lives is held within the eternal embrace.
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