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2nd December 2021 - Lighthouse
Lighthouses have existed since Egyptian times.* Their purpose is to warn sailors of fatal danger. John the Baptist was a human lighthouse. Confident in his calling he chose a distinct path to express his message preparing people for the ministry of Jesus. He knew his identity and lived his purpose boldly.
1st December 2021 - Light and Life
Life’s a gift! It offers us the chance to go in search of meaning, to make peace with ourselves and life itself. Life offers us options but insight and understanding, come from one enduring origin, God, creator of all. We must find trust in our ability and belief that we can successfully face many daily demands for our confidence to grow.
30th November 2021 - Consider
The word Advent is from the Latin, one meaning is ‘glorious arrival’, speaking of the incarnation, and Christ’s future return. For each of us there is some arrival point where we encounter Christ; the time at which we choose to follow God’s way in how we live our life.
29th November 2021 - Be Alert
The incarnation, the event that we celebrate each Christmas, was a surprise to all but God. Mary was invited by an angel to give herself to God in the divine conception of Jesus. She had no foreknowledge, and enjoyed little time to decide if to agree or not.
28th November 2021 - Advent
Today is the first day of Advent. It introduces our seasonal Christmas preparation. Known as the lesser fast, it offers disciples an opportunity to prepare their hearts for Jesus; not simply focusing upon remembering the incarnation, but more looking towards Christ’s return (Mark 13:26).
27th November 2021 - Understanding
Understanding comes from God, and we are invited to go in search of it. Once we understand something we are able to make sense of it, both for ourselves and others. Peter declares, ‘But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect’ (1 Pet. 3:15).