12-10-17: Blowing in The Windhttps://soundcloud.com/ncclaguna/blowing-in-the-wind-by-reverend-rodrick-echols
Last Sunday, we began our Advent journey into the Joy of Compassion with a focus on cultivating hope in our hearts. It starts with acknowledging where we are in life, no matter what the circumstances or details of the situation might be, and extending grace to ourselves. My brothers and sisters, our reclamation of hope begins with an unedited acceptance of who we are and what we need. Then, the Holy One can begin Her compassionate work of peacemaking and redemption in all of us. In preparation for this Sunday, I invite you to consider two questions. What are some areas where we do not always have peace in our lives? What are some things that can keep us from having peace with the Holy One?