Only a few more days left until Christmas. So much of our society is mainly concerned about the material aspects of this time. Since before Thanksgiving we, at least in the U.S., have had our fair share of ads letting us know that until we buy the latest new thing, our life will be less then perfect. We know that this isn’t true, however, the daily message of buy-buy can weigh us down and get us off our center.
I pray that during this Advent season you may continue with your spiritual practices of prayer, Bible study, and reflection to keep yourselves focused on where the Holy Spirit may be taking you. May there be little or no division in your life about what is really important at this time and all of your life. What we buy today is only short term, only God’s love will last for eternity. Blessings on your Advent pilgrimage! Vernon T.